As our pupils progress into the senior school they are encouraged to broaden their horizons, take more control of their study and academic choices and set a strong example for the younger pupils to follow.

All pupils from years 7 to 9 have a dedicated form tutor who will work closely with the Head of Pastoral Care and the Senior Leadership Team to monitor and review the progress of each pupil under their care.

The progress will be benchmarked against the National Curriculum and the Numeracy and Literacy Strategies. Parental reports will be made available three times a year together with a parental consultation evening for each year group where parents can consult with each subject teacher.

Every pupil in years 7 to 9 will also be offered a choice of clubs within the extended working day and will study a range of subjects and languages. We pride ourselves as an all-through school and work hard to make the transition between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 as smooth as possible for all students. Many Key Stage 3 teachers will already know most of the year 6 pupils in an academic capacity. Small classes allow staff to engage all pupils in variety ways.

The school offers PHSE lessons that are supported by the work of the Form Tutor. Each child is encouraged and empowered to participate in the life of the school and to reach full potential whether on the sporting field, playing an instrument, raising money for charity or enhancing the school assemblies with topical presentations and dramatisations.