Learning

At the heart of education is teaching and learning. Without ignoring the issues that dominate headlines about schooling such as class size and testing, we believe the secret of education is the personal engagement between the student and teacher and the quality of feedback they get. Every child deserves a year’s growth in learning for a year’s input of teaching.

An academic culture is created in the school by a relentless, practical focus on learning. In the classroom, students are encouraged to develop the study habits and focused task approach that are necessary to reach their full academic potential. Our teachers use a variety of digital techniques to enhance learning. The curriculum is designed to challenge capable and motivated students. In Years 11 and 12, students study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This is a demanding two‑year programme that emphasizes inquiry‑based and independent learning, exactly the skills needed to succeed at university.