High expectations supported by excellent resources and expert teaching from highly qualified, professional staff ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed. Rigorous monitoring and assessment takes account of students’ different aptitudes and interests and enable all to achieve to the very best of their ability.
Every student is involved in setting and reviewing targets. At the very beginning of Year 7, students are normally taught in mixed-ability classes but then, for some subjects, they are placed in sets with children of similar ability as they progress through the school.
'We genuinely care for the children. We recognise and try to provide for the needs of every child.'
Head of Key Stage 3
Subject staff and year teams build detailed profiles of individual progress through regular assessment. Records of Achievement summarise performance, progress and effort and report this important information to parents/carers.
The school’s system of rewards helps motivate students to achieve their maximum potential. Children who require extra help to succeed in the classroom receive support where appropriate. Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the school to discuss any child with special requirements.
'We take children and get them to achieve beyond their own level. We believe in them more than they believe in themselves so that they do better than they ever thought was possible'