We are passionate about developing our knowledge of what makes for effective learning in the classroom. Lessons are designed to be fun, active, relevant and varied. Staff training revolves around a constant search for ever more effective ways to help students learn and develop the skills of learning.
For students to thrive and achieve well at school there has to be a calm, safe environment for them to work. We are proud of our clear behaviour policy. Staff have consistently high expectations of the standards of behaviour required by students in lessons and around the school. Our outstanding pastoral care means we act promptly to ensure students are not distracted from their learning.
Success breeds success. Students who achieve well in one area are likely to want to achieve well in other areas. We therefore aim to provide every opportunity for all students to experience success as part of their school life. Our wide ranging provision includes foreign visits and exchanges, music and drama productions, many sports teams, charity work, talent shows, field trips, community work, buddy schemes and school council involvement in the running of the school.