It is our aim to provide a broad and well-rounded education that prepares pupils not only for academic success but also to live life to the full as a confident and independent member of the school community.
Our mission statement recognises that success does not just take place in the classroom. We value and actively encourage participation in a wide range of activities outside of normal lessons.
Regular educational visits and field trips open a wealth of learning opportunities both at home and abroad. Residential trips to outdoor activity centres develop pupils’ physical abilities, personal attributes and team-building skills whilst the arts and language trips develop each pupil’s more creative and linguistic qualities. For the more active and adventurous, there is an annual ski trip to the Italian alps which is a highlight as well as the year 8 leavers’ residential trip to either France or the Peak District and year 7’s team building residential in Wales.
Pupils visit theatres, concerts and art galleries, take part in regular music concerts and a range of drama productions. Visiting speakers for our ‘day in the life of …’ and workshops in art, drama, music and English all help to widen the curriculum.