Opportunities within and outside the curriculum are rich and varied and the expectation is that pupils will discover their full potential and make full use of all that the school has to offer. 

We encourage our pupils to set themselves the highest standards, think dynamically, work collaboratively and develop leadership skills which will prepare them for a future which promises considerable change.


Support & Development

Through effective assessment and monitoring, we are able to develop an accurate picture of each pupil’s needs. We work closely with all parents to ensure outstanding pastoral and academic support that addresses the needs of each individual child.

We embrace our role of preparing pupils for the challenges of the future and we strive to provide an education where personal development is prioritised alongside academic success. We prepare pupils to be part of a wider community through a carefully organised PSHE programme, co-curricular events and voluntary work.


Whether in the classroom, on the stage, sports hall or through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, developing life skills and inspiring confidence in our pupils is at the heart of our mission.


Careers Education

There is a full careers programme, starting at Year 7 and continuing through to Year 11. This includes visiting speakers, visits to places of work and work experience placements. The school works closely with the Essex Careers Service, Connexions, to ensure that all decisions about the future are fully discussed with parents and children.


The careers programme aims to:

  • provide information about, and encourage an individual interest in the world of work so that pupils may ultimately choose appropriate careers.
  • promote self-awareness, and encourage students to take responsibility for career choices.
  • assist at 13+ with choice of GCSE courses and at 16+ with choices of courses and establishments.
  • assist the year 10 pupils in finding work experience placements.
  • develop study skills.

In Year 10, pupils take part in a one week work placement which provides them with an opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.

During the placement, pupils will be able to find out what skills employers look for when they’re hiring someone to fill a job vacancy. They will also get the chance to develop their self-confidence and communication skills. This will help pupils to work better with other people in further or higher education, as well as in their future career.

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