We aim to develop confident, thoughtful, outward-looking young people.
We deliver a rigorous academic programme but believe that successful students are not defined solely by their attainment in tests and exams. Our programme of study allows students to maintain breadth as well as depth, based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales leading up to the IGCSE syllabus.
Our Co-curricular programme provides opportunities for students to excel in sports and performing arts and we encourage all our students to take part in a service project or join a community group.
Introduction to Our 1:1 Laptop Programme
Technology is changing the nature of knowledge, the boundaries of collaboration and the direction of information flow. As a College we are committed to finding ways to take advantage of the tools that are available now and will become available so that our students can best equip themselves for the challenges of tomorrow.
Students entering Senior School in 2019 will probably enter the job market in 2026 and beyond. Even a cursory consideration of advances in technology in the last ten years suggests that we are unlikely to be able to predict how technology will shape our lives by 2026. What has become apparent, however, is that the skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century are somewhat different from those that many parents acquired through their schooling in the late 20th Century. One example is how mass collaboration has changed the hierarchical flow of information away from the one directional “teacher knows-all” model towards an environment in which innovation may become the norm rather than the exception. How collective intelligence will alter the way we learn and how we become to understand our world has yet to be seen.
21st Century Learning Skills are best summarized as:
- Information and Communication Skills
- Thinking and Problem-solving Skills
- Interpersonal and Self-directional Skills
Learning skills enable students to acquire new knowledge and skills, connect new knowledge to existing knowledge, analyze, develop habits of learning and collaborate with others to create new learning. Knowing how to learn will become increasingly more important, ensuring flexibility and security in an age of constant change. We believe that a 1:1 learning environment will provide our students with their best chance of acquiring these essential skills.
Please talk with our Senior School team here about our 1:1 Laptop Learning Policy.
Students from Nursery to Year 11 will wear the school uniform. School uniform isn't about conformity, but reflects a long-standing tradition from the founding school and is a badge of pride and school identity. See files below to see unifoms by school.