We have had a student council for a number of years now to give our boys a say in the running and management of their school.
Each form elects two students to serve on the year group council who then meet every half-term with their head of year.
Each year council elects two representatives to take forward the ideas and concerns of their year group to a wider forum - the whole school council. This cross section of the school body meets half-termly with the Headteacher and/or Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) to raise issues, highlight successes and discuss upcoming developments.
The sixth form committee also has two representatives on the whole school council and it meets the Headteacher after each half-term to discuss issues specifically relevant to learners in years 12 and 13.
These regular meetings are highly valued by the school's senior managers and teaching staff and information from these sessions is used in the annual statutory self-evaluation process.
STAY SAFE ONLINE
The internet is now part of our everyday lives. Children, young people and adults alike use it to learn, work, play and socialise via their computers, tablets, phones and games consoles.
The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible, responsible and don't know how to stay safe online.
Here are some sources of information and advice for students and parents:
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.