The pursuit of excellence and a culture of achievement permeate all that happens in this school: it is engrained in our character.
Academic results achieved by students are among the very best in the country, leading to places at top universities, art and music colleges. Individuals and teams achieve success consistently at national level in academic competitions, sports and a broad range of activities. These outstanding levels of performance are part of the ethos of the school and are supported by the Individual Pupil Monitoring Scheme, where challenge grades are set for each student based on their own potential. Excellence is celebrated in assemblies, awards ceremonies and prize days held for each age group.
Teaching is geared to challenging and extending every student to go beyond the acquisition of knowledge and acquire the ability to process complex information and understand advanced concepts.
Both GCSE and A-Level results over the years have been good, with overall ‘pass’ rates at or close to 100% mostly at grades which have secured consistently high places for the school in national league tables. Virtually all students proceed to higher education, usually including several successful applicants in a variety of subjects to Oxford and Cambridge (more than one hundred in the last five years).
At A-Level 94% of grades achieved were at A*/B with 72% achieving A*/A grades. 84% of GCSE grades achieved were A*/A. These results are presented in the following links, which also show the previous year’s results to ease comparison.