Welcome to Upper School
Welcome from the Head of Upper School, Andrew Marshall-Aherne
On behalf of the staff here in the Upper School would like to extend a very warm welcome.
Our overarching aim in the Upper School is to refine student skills whilst personalising their learning journey through KS4 and on into higher education or training.
We pride ourselves on offering our students the best opportunities within their areas of study and beyond, building on students’ prior learning blocks whilst enhancing their cultural capital and expanding their transferable life skills set.
Learning in the Upper School is contextualised to allow students to observe the real-life links to a topic and to secure connections between knowledge and application.
Our staff are dedicated to working with, and supporting, the individual and offering the therapeutic care needed to excel.
Whilst having clear, high expectations we do not want to lose the individualism of our students and encourage them to continue to express themselves and develop their passions, their beliefs and their interests.
The aim, to develop our students in to becoming proud, resilient, hardworking active members of our wider society, giving them the confidence to be their best self and to seize every opportunity available.
We have four core values for the education of our students in the Upper School:
- Our curriculum is unapologetically academic.
- Our standards and expectations we set our student will always be relentlessly fair
- We ask all of our students to own their behaviour
- We take an unswerving approach to destinations.
Mr Andrew Marshall-Aherne