Our pupils across the whole ability range prove to themselves time and again that there are no limits to what they can achieve. We recognise and celebrate the different strengths and interests of all our pupils and we do not compare them.
Our goal is to help every learner achieve their best and to fulfil their own personal potential. We are a forward-thinking modern school with a rich tradition. We value creativity, tolerance, empathy, resilience and intellectual curiosity.
The curriculum is broad and creative and lessons are not constrained by public examination specifications. By seizing opportunities to find their intellectual passions in a supportive, collaborative environment, our pupils acquire the confidence to take risks, to play with ideas and to let their voices be heard. Throughout Years 7-9, the curriculum is stimulating and exciting, and aims to expose pupils to a broad range of subjects for them to find their passions.
For Years 10 and 11, pupils study either nine or ten GCSEs, depending on preferences. All pupils take Maths, English Language and some also take Literature and Double Award Science GCSEs. Beyond these stipulations, any combination of subjects is possible. Pupils are strongly encouraged to continue to pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities, in order to maintain breadth and balance in their lives.
4 of the following option subjects may be chosen at Key Stage 4 for GCSE. Each of which will be taught for 4 lessons each week:
|Number of Students||% 7-9||% 4-9||Value Added|
|Design & Technology||6||33||100||1.83|
|Food & Nutrition||19||63||95||2.47|
School Subject Value Added: 1.45
Value added = GCSE grade achieved compared to CAT4 predicted grade