Our aim is to enable each child to achieve his or her potential by providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced and differentiated.
The unique talents of each child are identified and developed, whether they be in the classroom, in the creative arts or on the sports field. Our weekly Enrichment offer allows students to explore a range of activities to promote their personal development during their timetabled lessons.
We promote respect, kindness, courtesy and consideration of others. This is a very caring school where all children are known individually. We believe passionately that positive mental health and wellbeing promotes the best learning. Students mature confidently in a secure environment, where they are encouraged to take risks with their learning in order to develop an understanding of how they learn best.
We are committed to small class sizes throughout the school. Classes are large enough to encourage discussions and a lively atmosphere, but small enough to ensure every child is noticed and listened to. Academic progress is tracked closely and reviewed regularly to ensure students are achieving their potential.
At our school, every cohort is unique.
Each year we review and adapt our offer. We encourage students to grow and explore their talents and interests, ensuring that they are stretched and supported in all academic areas and in the wider curriculum.
Our highly skilled teachers develop programmes of study that can allow each student to make superb progress in a tailored curriculum whilst retaining the best aspects of the National Curriculum.
Alongside the core subjects, Year 7 and Year 8 students will experience a real range of subjects as outlined below:
As part of our commitment to PSHE, students in Year 7 are given two timetabled lessons per week, covering a range of key areas in terms of their emotional wellbeing and mental health as well as covering aspects of mindfulness and exercise to promote physical wellbeing too.
"The school’s own measures of progress show that most pupils achieve a rapid rate of progress in literacy and numeracy from their starting points and consistently perform above expectations…"
ISI Inspectorate, 2021
St George’s offers parallel learning pathways to a common destination, giving pupils the opportunity to study GCSEs alongside a range of vocational subjects. At the end of Year 8 students are guided in their choice of GCSE/BTEC subjects to suit their aspirations, talents and preferred learning styles.
To facilitate their options choices, students and their parents are able to meet with subject teachers to find out a little more about the subjects they are considering studying at our annual ‘Options Evening’.
Information on all the subjects we offer at Key Stage 4, outlining the course content and assessment framework for each subject can be found under each subject.
"More able GCSE pupils develop their skills by moving on to further Mathematics and more challenging English texts after taking GCSE in Maths and English language a year early."
ISI Inspectorate 2021
All students will study the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. Most of our students will take 9 GCSEs, with some students also undertaking Triple Science. In addition to our core offer, students can also choose from the following subjects: French, History, Geography, Religious Education, Drama, Economics, Art, Design Technology, Food Technology, Business Studies, Photography, Economics, BTEC Creative Media, BTEC Sport, Computer Science and BTEC ICT.
As well as core PE lessons, students will continue to access their Personal, Social and Health Education (including Sex and Relationships Education) in timetabled lessons, through the tutor time programme and in assemblies, workshops and through visiting experts.
In Year 11 all students are offered additional classes at the end of the school day; these, combined with individual Academic Mentoring, enable students to develop independence, seek help when they need it, clarify their understanding and access any support they might need.
The Sixth Form at St George’s provides a warm and nurturing Post – 16 experience. Students benefit from smaller tutor groups and a dedicated Sixth Form and Pastoral support team who work with students to ensure growth and progress during this final stage of their school education.
We provide a purposeful, friendly and supportive environment which enables students to reach their full potential by offering a variety of subjects and courses that meet individual needs and interests. We offer a wide range of A Level and Level 3 BTEC subjects to suit student’s academic abilities, alongside opportunities to improve upon core GSCE subjects and other life skill qualifications.