This school is a rarity in that it is one of only a tiny number of state schools in the country which is a true boarding school - in the sense that boarders constitute a significant proportion of the whole School. There is a strong boarding ethos and we run a busy activities and trips programme which starts at 4.00 pm and ends at 10 pm on weekdays and runs through the weekend. 
We are a non-selective school that nevertheless achieves excellent results.  We have 170 pupils in the Sixth Form, the majority of whom are boarders, and we are planning to expand to 250 over the next few years as we build further Sixth Form boarding accommodation.  We offer over 20 subjects at A level.

This website gives you a chance to see some aspects of life in this busy boarding school and to read about what happens here. What it is not really possible to convey is the atmosphere of the school, which you will only be able to appreciate by visiting us. If you have been interested by this site please do visit us on one of our Open Days or, if you are interested in a boarding place, arrange an individual visit through our Admissions Officer on 01737 649 001.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mark Dixon