At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to provide our students with the very best education we can offer, day in, day out, year on year. Our dual emphasis on academic qualifications and the personal qualities of character, grit, resilience, intellectual courage and teamwork, is how we ensure that students are ready for the accelerating challenges of a changing world.
We constantly strive to build resilience and develop the attitudes and mindsets that will underpin ongoing enjoyment of life, performance and success. All students, not just a minority, participate in the full range of school activities – sports teams, drama productions, outdoor expeditions, service projects – which stretch and stimulate them as fully rounded young learners.
Students gain internationally recognised academic qualifications, and all secure their first choice university destinations. We encourage a love of learning, a growth mindset and a willingness to remain cognitively agile and open-minded.
We recognise that at different times everybody needs a helping hand or some extra attention. Learning means leaning on others and we have built a community where everyone is valued as a unique individual. Our small school means that teachers and support staff know every student by name, collectively helping each child to discover their spark.
We Get The Balance Right
We know that healthy bodies mean healthy minds and our students are active, physically engaged and comfortable in their own bodies. Students develop character through physical activity, and are challenged in an environment driven by values such as determination, resilience, ambition, self belief and confidence, honesty, integrity, commitment and sportsmanship.
Our unique research-driven 5+1 pastoral care model places student wellbeing at the centre of school life, and underpins all teaching and learning.
Our unique and innovative curriculum offers students a stimulating and challenging learning journey. Our own pioneering courses, including Human Technologies, Big History and Deep Learning, have led to recognition from Cambridge Strategies and inclusion in their list of the top 100 schools worldwide for innovation.
In our community children are collectively looked after, and all are enabled to grow and flourish. Our school is small by design – allowing for individual attention and guidance, and a high degree of interaction between students and teachers. Parents, staff and students work in partnership and our bespoke virtual learning environment provides parents with direct access to their children’s learning as it develops.
We Get Outdoors
Our stunning location provides students with unrivalled opportunities to learn and grow through outdoor experiences. In our uniquely natural environment, students play sport, enjoy after school activities, conduct science experiments and connect with nature.
Our school reflects the full range of learners, and our dedicated team of experienced professionals is proud to support children with sometimes pronounced learning difficulties.