Our Lady of Sion School
- Our Lady of Sion School
- Head: Mr Steven Jeffery
- T 01903 204063
- F 01903 214434
- E [email protected]
- W www.sionschool.org.uk/
- An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: West Sussex
- Pupils: 408
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Fees: £5895 - £9210 pa
- Open days: Senior School November, Junior School June and November
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Our Lady of Sion offers a complete education from Nursery through to Sixth-Form in a caring family community. The school has been providing education since 1862, and is proud of its traditions of all-round excellence; the school's public examination results are always well above the national average. Although pupil's academic achievement is important, their personal development is regarded as equally valued, and each child is encouraged to fulfil their potential in every field. Class sizes are always small, allowing the school's team of well qualified and highly-dedicated teachers to get to know each child individually and so encourage them to achieve their best.
Admission to the Senior School is on a selective basis, and is offered on attainment of acceptable results in written examinations in English, Mathematics, Reasoning and French, parent and pupil interview with the Headmaster and satisfactory references from previous schools. In the Sixth Form, admission for all pupils, both internal and external, is dependent upon GCSE results and satisfactory school reports. Admission to the Junior School , for entry to Reception to Year 2, is offered at the discretion of the Deputy Head, following a parent and pupil interview. Pupils entering Years 3 6 will be tested in English, Mathematics and Reasoning in addition to the above. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
We do not provide any specific support for children with special needs but we are committed to providing an environment which encourages every child to maximise his or her potential. Our students are all given equal opportunities to learn and succeed, but we recognise that some pupils’ attainment levels class them amongst the ‘Gifted and Talented’ spectrum. Since 2007 the Director of Studies has ensured that gifted and talented students in the Senior School are identified and encouraged to take part in extra activities which will stretch them to their full potential. The provision for our gifted pupils has recently been extended. Students have the opportunity to attended a variety of classes organised by groups such as NACG, GIFT, Gabbitas and Masterclass, as well as in-school activites such as chess and puzzle club. 10-09