The school surveys Key Stage 4 students annually on a range of indicators such as the friendliness of the school, the fairness of the teachers in school, how safe they feel in all areas of the school and in travelling to school, and in their sense of belonging to the school. The data from 2002 - 2006 shows a consistently improving picture and the May 2006 results are all positive. These results confirm the 2004 Ofsted report which stated that there is a high level of care for students as individuals.
We promote a healthy lifestyle. Key Stage 4 students are trained as Peer Educators and deliver a programme of alcohol, drugs and smoking education to Year 7 and 8 students. We will soon be opening a Health Zone, funded by the Primary Care Trust. Ofsted stated that we are an inclusive school and that we deal well with bullying and harassment issues when they arise; but they are few in number.
Students are well supported in their learning through a very strong Learning Support Department, a new Support Centre, a programme of Intervention and strong support from their Form Tutors, as well as by the House system. The school site is very open and we have plans to secure it with new fencing.
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