HEAD'S WELCOME

“The School provides a secure environment in which children and young people flourish, achieve academically, stretch their abilities and develop social skills” – Ofsted

This quote from the boarding inspection carried out by Ofsted in March 2018 sums up our School nicely. Ofsted went on to give an overall assessment of ‘Outstanding’. We are proud of our strong boarding ethos which aims to support the achievement and welfare of our pupils within our close-knit boarding community.

To be successful adults, pupils need to leave us having achieved the best they can academically, to have developed skills beyond the classroom, and to have the confidence to lead themselves and others. They also need to know how to live happy, healthy lifestyles and be able to contribute to their local, national and international communities.

To achieve this, alongside a strong academic provision with ambitious targets for the best academic outcomes for each child, there is an emphasis on personal development through our co-curriculum, and a focus on engendering a learning and boarding environment that promotes kindness, resilience, acceptance, tolerance and independence.

We provide an inclusive all-round education with a curriculum that extends beyond the classroom. Every child is good at something and we offer an extensive co-curricular programme which allows them to discover what that ‘something’ is.  Our community goes 'the extra mile' to provide strong support and pastoral care for all our pupils.

The broad age range of our pupils, with boys and girls aged 7-18, provides continuity and stability for the children.  We have pupils from all over the world and from all backgrounds: Flexi Boarding pupils who are local, pupils whose families are overseas expats or whose parents are in the military and diplomatic services, as well as pupils who are supported by the School’s Foundation. 

It is our pupils and their families who make this School what it is - a diverse and vibrant community with an exciting future ahead. 

I do hope you can visit soon, either in person or online.

With best wishes,

James Malley

Interim Head