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.