Our pupils are positive in lessons, academically ambitious and work hard to fulfil their potential. Our teachers have high expectations of our pupils and inspire them to learn, question, understand and achieve as they progress through the School.
The Senior School age range is 11 - 18 years with an entry of three or four forms of approximately eighteen pupils at age 11. Dependent upon available spaces, additional pupils may join the School at other times with key entry points being 13+ and 16+.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 we follow a broad curriculum that ensures our pupils are well equipped to make decisions at 14 as they begin to specialise at GCSE and then into the Sixth Form. At all stages along this pathway we stretch pupils academically across the board whilst offering a strong level of individual support through our tutorial and academic structures. Whilst we expect all our pupils to follow a core curriculum that leads to the EBac at 16, we recognise that for some there needs to be specific accommodation either because of learning needs or extra-curricular commitments and special programmes will be agreed with the Headmaster.
Our pupils leave us with an excellent blend of academic qualifications and extra-curricular experience, tailor-made for applications to top universities and the world of work beyond the Solent.
Teaching in the Senior School is delivered by subject specialists working in one or two departments. Each Head of Department oversees the teaching and learning of the subject and encourages further extension of the subject within the school through activities, lectures and visits and beyond the School in preparing pupils for further study.