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A true village community college. It attracts some bright sparks but is very inclusive of the less able and the different. Good to see them all in it together. The International sixth form makes it a true ground breaker in the state system.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Other Languages at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since January 2016, Mr Ryan Kelsall, previously vice principal.

The former principal, Robert Campbell, is now executive principal, with a view to growing the academy trust.

Academic matters

A school with a split personality. Up to year 11 a good village college that attracts all sorts and abilities. In 2016, 39 per cent A*-A grades at GCSE, 81 per cent got 5+ A*- Cs including maths and English. Outstanding results place it amongst the top performing non-selective schools in the country and they are improving each year. Most pupils take 10 GCSEs and do one language, though they can study two from year 7. Spanish, French and German all on offer with Japanese and Latin available as enrichment, and star linguists actively encouraged. Sets for maths, sciences and languages. Performing arts, music and...

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Special Education Needs

The Special Needs team provides flexible and supportive provision for a wide range of special educational needs at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The College is fully accessible for students with physical disabilities. Enhanced resource provision from the local education authority funds specialised facilities and support for students with physical disabilities. The IDEAL course, specifically designed for post 16 students with moderate learning difficulties, is also available. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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