Effective and Successful Learning

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and stimulating, serving individual needs as far as possible. There is extra support available for all who need it, including the very able, so that all students can progress and succeed. The size of the school allows us to offer a wide range of optional subjects to our Key Stage 4 students (Years 10 and 11) and to our sixthformers (Years 12 and 13). The curriculum is supported by high quality teaching which encourages an active interest in learning. Students are helped to become independent learners who take responsibility for their progress. Work in school is supported by homework and students are assisted in learning the necessary planning and organisational skills.

We are fortunate in having excellent specialist facilities on both sites and these will continue to be improved as part of our specialist status. Students have access to state of the art Science, Art and Technology facilities, impressive Drama and Music suites and extensive well equipped ICT network rooms. Both sites are attractively landscaped and have access to extensive playing fields and hard play areas.