About Us

We are ambitious for our students; we encourage them to aspire. We are proud of our students and our position at the heart of the community. Staff and students treat each other with respect. Students feel safe and enjoy being at the school.

In recent years our building programme has greatly enhanced our facilities across the site. It is a pleasure to see students of all ages benefiting from this investment in their education which has had such a positive impact on our curricular, extra-curricular and social activities. Students have been actively involved in designing the new accommodation and are delighted with the outcome.

Prior to joining the school younger students engage in our successful liaison and transition programme.

Activities are organised throughout Year 6 and include specific tailored projects led by the subject areas which form our specialism (science, design and mathematics).

The needs of older students joining the school are assessed carefully and support provided as appropriate.

Sixth form students progress into a variety of different fields. Level 2 students develop key skills and the necessary qualifications to access Level 3 courses with us, at college or undertake apprenticeships. Year 13 students apply to a range of universities. In 2019 students went to Cambridge (Natural Sciences), Royal Veterinary College (Veterinary Science), Durham (Philosophy and Theology), Plymouth (Physiotherapy) and Bristol Nottingham Trust (Architecture) to name a few.
Students also left us to complete a Degree Apprenticeship with the NHS and Southampton Solent University in Nursing and a Higher Apprenticeship with Lloyds Bank.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson