Expectation & Excellence
established 1546


Student Organisation

A happy student is more likely to be a successful student. Every effort is made to help pupils settle into the school and to support their needs throughout their school career.

Progress is monitored continuously. The Form Tutor looks after the needs of the individual and the tutorial programme supports the social and personal development of each student. The heads of Lower School (Years 7-9), Upper School (Years 10-11) and Sixth Form (Years 12-13), co-ordinate the work of tutors and plan the induction programme for each new stage of the student's education.

The reporting system is designed to provide a full picture of achievement. Each year a full report is provided in all subjects and includes both teacher assessment and student self-assessment set against individual targets. Interim reports also provide parents with details of a student's performance across all subjects. A Record of Achievement is issued to all students at the end of Year 11 and Year 13.

Homework is an essential extension of classroom learning. Homework is set for all year groups, and a high level of commitment is both expected and demanded.

Library and Resources Centre
A modern and spacious Library houses over 20,000 books and media, which aim to support the curriculum needs of students and to promote reading for pleasure.  Students have access to comprehensive reference materials and to networked computer programs and CD-Roms.

The library database is fully computerised using the OLIVER Library Management System and stock can be searched online here: Library Homepage.  Library members can also renew and reserve books online.

 The Centre provides a range of other services to students including audio-visual equipment loans, stationery sales, photocopying, laminating and binding of projects/coursework.

We insist upon a smart standard of dress and personal appearance at all times. All students are required to wear uniform. Sixth Formers have a modified uniform in keeping with their status, but they are expected to set the highest example to other students.