Weather Update (Fri 30th Jan)
School open as normal
We are delighted to announce that our Ofsted inspection in December 2014 has once again resulted
in an overall judgement of Outstanding and that our new Sixth Form has also been graded Outstanding!
|Leadership and Management||Outstanding|
|Behaviour and Safety of Pupils||Outstanding|
|Quality of Teaching||Outstanding|
|Achievement of Pupils||Outstanding|
|Sixth Form Provision||Outstanding|
BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? programme will broadcast live from our new Sixth Form Centre on Friday 6 February 2015.
The popular current affairs programme is presented by Jonathan Dimbleby and includes a panel of esteemed guests. Audience members are given the opportunity to submit questions, some of which are chosen for discussion on the night. For more information about Any Questions, please visit www.bbc.co.uk
A very warm welcome to our website. We hope that reading these pages will help you to gain an insight into the essence and heart of our school.
We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning and on supporting our students in developing the ‘KASH’ – Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits – which will enable them to flourish and succeed. This ethos was recognised in our Ofsted inspection in December 2014:
The headteacher, senior leaders, middle leaders and governing body work with passion and a shared vision and determination for all students at the school to excel at all levels. There is an established and embedded ethos throughout the school of high expectations and aspirations for all. The headteacher is relentless in her drive for even higher standards and continuously challenges both staff and students to do their very best.”
We work hard to ensure that every member of our school community has access to a rich and diverse range of opportunities. For our students, this is provided through our Cornerstones programme which comprises Academic Aspiration , Leadership and Service , Culture and Creativity and Competition and Physical Endeavour . We believe that these four Cornerstones underpin an educational experience which will prepare students for life beyond school and deliver our vision which is
"…for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to achieve the grades and develop the qualities which will open the door to the future of their choice"