Personalised Learning

The school accepts pupils of all abilities and therefore learning is always tailored to meet the needs of the individual. This unique approach together with small class sizes enables all pupils to achieve their full potential. Our Value Added score shows that pupils exceed expectations and that their progress is significant.

All pupils benefit from an education which is tailored to meet individual needs. Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum, but within this there is a great amount of parental and pupil choice. Pupils can choose, for example, to study two Modern Foreign Languages in Year 7, one only or they may have this curriculum time to focus on English and Mathematics.

As they progress through to Key Stage 4 study, they have a great deal of choice regarding numbers of subjects studied and at which level. We offer both GCSEs and BTECs.

Pupils who are particularly able in a subject such as Maths, English or Music may be fast tracked and then encouraged to take on further study at a higher level and the school has a well managed and challenging Gifted and Talented programme.

Special Educational Needs

Pupils who require learning support are superbly catered for and their learning is monitored by a SENCO in both Lower and Senior School. All staff are dyslexia aware and teachers use a variety of teaching approaches to overcome this barrier to learning within the classroom. Dyslexic pupils receive examination concessions early on in their education and individual support is available within the classroom and on a one to one basis.