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Facts and figures may get you through exams but more fundamental qualities will help you rise to the challenges of school and life beyond. We focus on helping our children to make these qualities part of their lives.

Our Learning Wheel

Knowledge versus skills? The debate goes on and on – but we believe that it isn't a choice between one or the other.  

Our Learning Wheel places the pupil at its core, is holistic and integrates the key areas of knowledge and understanding with thinking skills and learning characteristics.

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    Outer circle

    We prepare young people to blaze a trail in whatever field they choose. They leave us equipped with a breadth of skills, ready to become responsible global citizens.

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    Learning Segment

    We group our subjects together into six curriculum areas. We teach subjects in an integrated way, because the future belongs to those who can think way beyond narrow subject boundaries.

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    Learning to think

    Education is not just about imparting knowledge. It’s about teaching young people how to think for themselves: critically, creatively and collaboratively.

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    Developing Character

    Fostering a secure bedrock of self-esteem and a sure moral compass is essential preparation for a future in a complex world.

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    Our Learners

    Our schools are small enough to ensure that each learner is known. By placing our learners at the centre of our approach, we create an education that allows individuality to flourish.

Our approach 

How do you quantify courage or independence? How much does perseverance weigh? What’s the true value of responsibility? Establishing life-long qualities – ranging from curiosity to resilience – is a central part of our approach

Learning in action

"Across the school, pupils demonstrate excellent thinking and reasoning skills ... they use well developed speaking and listening skills effectively, and express ideas and opinions articulately."

ISI REPORT 2015