What Makes Us Special
Staff, students and visitors comment on the friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the school.
This is a caring school where staff make a point of getting to know every student.
We have a strong pastoral team, organised through a House System. Tutor groups include students in Yrs 7 – 11 who support each other and ensure new students feel welcome.
Teaching and Learning are both good and our Examination Results show that students do well here.
Facilities for Teaching and Learning are excellent including; a large Library and resources area; specialist areas for all three Sciences, two Languages, Drama, Music, Sports, Computing and ICT, Learning Support, Careers and Design Technology and extra facilities for the Visual Arts.
Our extensive Sports Facilities include: large playing fields; all weather astro-turf; indoor swimming pool; cricket nets; tennis/netball courts; fitness suite, gymnasium and sports hall.
Extra-Curricular activities are a very important part of the school and include: Sports; Orchestras and Bands; Choirs; a range of different Clubs (such as Photography, History, Scuba Diving, Science and Engineering); Drama Productions; Camping; International Trips and Exchanges; Curriculum Visits; Field Courses; Ski Trip; Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; Arctic Expeditions and Endurance Cycle Challenges.
Our aim is to develop mature, confident and thoughtful citizens. We have a thorough programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) for all students as well as Citizenship, Work Experience, Enterprise Education and Careers Guidance.
We have been recognised by the Government as being a Healthy School. We have our own in-house catering team and our school dining area, Meet ‘n’ Eat, serves a range of nutritious, home-cooked food. We try to source ingredients from local suppliers and cut the cost to improve our service to students.
In Autumn 2017 we became the first Secondary School in Gloucestershire to be awarded the Mental Health Champion Award by GHLL. An award we are particularly proud of!