'The school is very ambitious for its pupils. Pupils in all year groups make outstanding levels of progress from their starting points.' Ofsted

Challenging

We want our students to be challenged by all that they do, so that there is a vibrant and creative atmosphere which inspires us all.

To achieve this, we have developed an innovative curriculum that allows every girl to thrive. In Years 7 and 8, all girls study a wide range of subjects which additionally secure the literacy, numeracy and ICT skills essential for lifelong success. In Year 9 girls begin GCSE courses: all students follow an agreed core but are able to choose additional subjects from a variety of academic and vocational qualifications. Students and parents are guided towards the most appropriate learning pathway, depending on individual interest, future aspirations and ability.

We are particularly proud of the excellent links we have developed with the Smallpeice Trust and the Institute of Civil Engineers to provide access to first class experiences in engineering for all of our students.

The Study Café is open to our older students after school for additional revision sessions and our younger students benefit from a daily homework club.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) manages a team of Teaching Assistants who support girls, in and out of lessons, in different ways to ensure that we meet the needs of every individual student.

The Able, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator monitors the progress of our most able students and oversees a sixth form mentoring programme providing additional challenge for these students.