A Personalised Approach

All students are valued as individuals and as members of a tutor group, a house, a year group and of the school. In Year 7, much of the care and support our young learners need is provided by the Form Tutor.

Heads of Year and Heads of School oversee all aspects of monitoring and development and any issues are quickly and sensitively resolved.

One of our greatest strengths is our partnership with parents and carers, who are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education. Regular communication – both formal and informal – means students feel secure and supported. We work together to ensure school life is a happy, fulfilling and successful experience for our young people.

Our students are cared for, supported, guided and nurtured. High standards and high expectations lead to success. Student progress is underpinned by a rigorous programme of monitoring and mentoring. Realistic yet challenging targets are set for all students in all subjects at all stages of their school life. These are supported by a calendar of formal assessment opportunities when subject staff assess academic achievement, effort and attitudes to learning. All assessment information is shared with parents and students. Parents and carers also have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress at parents evenings.

Commendation assemblies, house points, achievement postcards and rewards activities ensure that no opportunity for celebrating any aspect of our students’ achievements is missed. Regular monitoring and mentoring ensure early identification of concerns, and intervention strategies are put in place. All required interventions will be discussed with parents and carers.