Upper School

The Upper School – Year 9 to Year 11

With a strong academic ethos, rich curriculum, and excellent pastoral care, the Upper School provides a wonderful learning environment for all its senior pupils. Opportunities within and outside the curriculum are rich and varied and the expectation is that pupils will 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.

GCSE study begins in Year 9, allowing a full three years to prepare for these important examinations. The core curriculum subjects of English, mathematics, science and modern foreign languages are complemented by a choice of humanities, computing, art, 3D design, food technology, music and Latin.

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.