We are proud of our award-winning reputation as a creative and vibrant school and the unique opportunities that this brings to our students, staff and community.
The implementation of creativity across the curriculum is key to our school improvement plan. Whether in the arts or sciences, our staff have great power to innovate, take risks and find new creative ways of approaching teaching and learning to engage, motivate and inspire our students with a love for learning. They are able to draw on the outstanding teaching and development opportunities in school as well as on a range of external partners, agencies and professionals.
Our students benefit greatly from our links with organisations such as the Barbican and the BBC and universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Queen Mary’s and the University of the Arts.
We include a wide range of educational visits for every child in our school; they take part in workshops, attend lectures, visit theatres, galleries, museums and places of work as well as being offered opportunities abroad. Our international residencies have seen students visiting Rome with Latin, New York with Photography, Belgium with PE and Geneva with Physics. All of these opportunities provide our students with new experiences to bring their learning alive.
Arts Mark Platinum Status
The quality and ambition of our creative projects are recognised nationally and in 2016, we received the Arts Mark Platinum, this is after four consecutive years of achieving the Arts Mark Gold Award. We continue to innovate through a programme of creative days and projects that run across the school and involve a range of subjects.