We believe that every child is capable of achieving above and beyond the national expectation of them and we work tirelessly, staff and students alike, to ensure that this happens.
As a result of this ambition, the school achieves well above the local and national averages in terms of the qualifications our students leave us with and we have been improving consistently over the past five years.
The percentage of students in GCSE English who made the progress expected of them in 2014, at 82%, put the school in the top 10 percent of schools nationally. The percentage of our students achieving expected progress in Maths and those achieving five or more passes including English and Maths is also now well above average.
We believe in being ambitious for all students, from the most able to those who require additional support, ensuring the learning needs of all of our children are met.
Setting challenging targets and instilling a sense of belief that anything is possible results in students who continually strive for success and who understand that achievement is far more about hard work, persistence and learning from failure than it is about pure ability.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure all can achieve and having undergone a full review we will be launching a new curriculum in September 2015, which will give the best possible preparation for the challenges of new qualifications in Years 11 and 13.