We believe instilling confidence in children allows them to meet and go beyond initial expectations placed upon them. We aim to achieve this by embedding a culture of challenge and fostering ambition in our students. Coupled with a strong sense of community, we aim to provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment where students define and develop an in-depth awareness of their own learning needs, in partnership with their teachers.
Setting challenging, yet achievable targets allows us to track students’ progress and reward achievement. High quality feedback ensures that students are fully engaged and given the opportunity to shape their own pathways. It is important that our students are informed and develop the skills they need, to provide them with firm foundations for their future careers beyond PCS.
By providing a rich curriculum and many extra-curricular activities, we engage students to be articulate, literate, numerate and knowledgeable. We want students to enjoy every day and ignite a passion for life-long learning. We aim to instill independence, courtesy and compassion ready for their post-16 lives.
It is important that each student is provided with rigorous academic mentoring through our pastoral system, which provides personalised guidance, motivation and promotes success, which is then celebrated.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality learning experiences that engage and challenge all students. We value and act on student feedback. We have a continual programme of school self-evaluation and staff professional development, drawing on educational research and links with our partnership schools and universities, ensuring high quality teaching and learning throughout the school.