Pupils & Parents

This section has general information for parents of registered pupils of our school.

Despite many positives the school was judged as requires improvement at our last Ofsted inspection:

Click here to read the Ofsted report.

KS4 Exam Results – 2016

Percentage achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths GCSEs 63%
Percentage achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) 68%
Percentage of pupils achieving a grade C or better in English and Maths GCSEs 70%
Progress 8 Score -0.34
Attainment 8 Score 49.5 points
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate 3%
Percentage of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate 3%
Pupil destinations – pupils staying in education or going into employment 97%

School performance tables can be accessed on the Department for Education website – click here.

Our Curriculum: Lower School (Years 7, 8, 9)

All pupils will study the following subjects:

  • PE and Games
  • English and Drama
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Music
  • Modern Language
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Information Technology
  • PHSE and Citizenship

Most subjects are taught in sets arranged by ability. On intake to the school pupils are placed in broad bands of ability, based upon information provided by our partner primary schools, with whom we have a very close liaison. During the year, these groups are organised into sets in each subject. Pupils with particular learning difficulties receive more individual attention from the school’s specialist teachers, to improve skills and understanding. The study of a modern foreign language is compulsory at Key Stage 3.

 

Our Curriculum: Upper School (Years 10 & 11)

All pupils in Years 10 and 11 follow a broad set of courses which lead up to 10 – GCSEs. Pupils are able to select courses that best match their needs. Each pupil must take subjects from the Core Curriculum, which consists of the following GCSE subjects:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science

The core curriculum also contains:

  • PE and Games
  • Religious Education
  • Health Education
  • Careers Education
  • Citizenship
  • Pupil Profiles

In addition pupils must select other subjects from an extensive curriculum list of GNVQs, GCSE, vocational subjects, which include subjects such as:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (several choices)
  • Business Studies
  • Technology
  • Subjects
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sports Studies
  • Drama
  • Princes Trust courses
  • Health & Social Care