We believe boys are capable of achieving great things if they are given the encouragement and opportunity to do so. As a single sex school, we employ strategies and approaches that bring out the best in boys. We establish clear lines of what is acceptable, and what is not - and stick to them!
We expect boys to make progress. We aim to make learning an enjoyable and absorbing experience. We want boys to feel confident in expressing their own ideas. Teachers employ a range of teaching styles. We believe that boys need to become independent learners in order to be successful at GCSE, in the sixth form, university and life in general.
We believe that regular homework gets boys into good habits, and provides opportunities to secure learning and develop individuality in their work. We expect parents to help boys to recognise the importance of homework, and provide appropriate support.
We expect all pupils to demonstrate respect for others in the classroom and beyond. We do not accept disruption in lessons which prevents the learning of others. Youngsters move around the buildings in an orderly manner, creating a calm atmosphere.
We believe that boys achieve their best academically when they are actively involved in the school. The excellent improvement in examination performance over the last decade has been catalysed by sporting, musical, dramatic and technological recognition at national level. We celebrate success in classrooms, in assemblies and at our Awards Evenings.