Each year thousands of children in
As pupil numbers have declined across the province grammar schools have been forced to admit pupils with lower and lower scores in the AQE Test or the GL Assessment. This means that many grammar schools now have a much wider ability range than at any time in their history which results in mixed ability teaching.
As a combined grammar and secondary school
The most academically able pupils are placed in our grammar stream where they are taught accordingly, in a group of pupils of very similar ability, this helps to drive up standards. Throughout Key Stage Three pupils are monitored closely to ensure that they remain focussed on their work and are appropriately placed.
As an all ability school we make provision for children of all academic abilities. Young people who are more suited to vocational provision perform well at GCSE, benefit from our links with the local