We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

We are proud of our comprehensive school principles and our daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. We are a school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage, yet always looking to the future – celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

Ofsted reported in February 2016:

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.” “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent. Pupils enjoy learning, settle quickly and apply themselves diligently…..” “The culture and climate within the school is positive…” “Good progress across a broad range of subjects means the proportion of pupils gaining the English Baccalaureate is significantly above average. Consequently, pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.” 

“The curriculum offers a good range of academic and vocational courses and there is a focus on the development of reading and literacy skills.”