A positive, caring

Learning Environment

Growing up in the 21st century presents challenges to young people, and at St George’s we do all we can to help your child learn to navigate their way through them. There is a distinctive warmth to St George’s. It is palpable at the first visit and is sustained throughout a family’s time here.

Staff work hard to create a caring and supportive atmosphere to help each child feel safe, secure and successful. We believe that kindness, tolerance, honesty, good manners and respect are all vitally important in the life of our community, and we aim to instil virtues and values that our pupils will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

We want your child to flourish at St George’s, not just intellectually but morally, physically and emotionally. The School has a focus on wellbeing through the exploration and affirmation of positive values, within a culture that upholds respect, compassion and understanding. High expectations for pupils’ work, attendance and behaviour are a natural part of the school culture and this supports high quality learning and community wellbeing.

At St George’s we understand that growing up isn’t always plain sailing and that sometimes life can throw up unforeseen difficulties. Whatever their age or stage in the School, however small or big that difficulty may be, there is support tailored to your child. Form tutors and Heads of Year get to know the children in their care and are able to offer support and advice.

For those in need of greater support, our school Mentors work with any students who need a safe and confidential place to talk about anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable, while our School Nurse is always on hand to deal with medical needs, knocks, bumps or even breaks.

We have a number of Mental Health First Aiders who can support and signpost children, young people and their families to ensure appropriate provision is in place. We are extremely lucky to benefit from the support of St Martin’s Counselling Services and can offer on-site therapy should this be required.

A positive, caring

Learning Environment

Growing up in the 21st century presents challenges to young people, and at St George’s we do all we can to help your child learn to navigate their way through them. There is a distinctive warmth to St George’s. It is palpable at the first visit and is sustained throughout a family’s time here.

Staff work hard to create a caring and supportive atmosphere to help each child feel safe, secure and successful. We believe that kindness, tolerance, honesty, good manners and respect are all vitally important in the life of our community, and we aim to instil virtues and values that our pupils will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

We want your child to flourish at St George’s, not just intellectually but morally, physically and emotionally. The School has a focus on wellbeing through the exploration and affirmation of positive values, within a culture that upholds respect, compassion and understanding. High expectations for pupils’ work, attendance and behaviour are a natural part of the school culture and this supports high quality learning and community wellbeing.

At St George’s we understand that growing up isn’t always plain sailing and that sometimes life can throw up unforeseen difficulties. Whatever their age or stage in the School, however small or big that difficulty may be, there is support tailored to your child. Form tutors and Heads of Year get to know the children in their care and are able to offer support and advice.

For those in need of greater support, our school Mentors work with any students who need a safe and confidential place to talk about anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable, while our School Nurse is always on hand to deal with medical needs, knocks, bumps or even breaks.

We have a number of Mental Health First Aiders who can support and signpost children, young people and their families to ensure appropriate provision is in place. We are extremely lucky to benefit from the support of St Martin’s Counselling Services and can offer on-site therapy should this be required.

Pupils value difference because they appreciate the wide range of personalities, needs and backgrounds within the school’s population….

ISI Inspectorate, 2021
Transition from

Lower School

We are responsive to individuals’ needs, particularly at times of transition whether it be joining the school, choosing subject options, or career and university choices. Key staff work closely together at such times to ensure informed decisions are made.

The Lower and Upper years at St George’s are closely integrated and, as you would expect in an all-through school, the transition is seamless. On a practical level our Lower School pupils will already be familiar with Senior pupils and members of the Senior teaching staff. That’s because through many school events and House Competitions, our Upper School pupils get involved by helping younger children, and because the Lower School pupils will already have received some lessons from Senior teachers.

In addition, towards the end of their Junior days, pupils in Year 6, including those transitioning into the school from another setting, are invited to attend subject specific workshops and a full Transition Day in the Senior section of the school. It’s great preparation before they take the step up for real.

Transition from

Lower School

We are responsive to individuals’ needs, particularly at times of transition whether it be joining the school, choosing subject options, or career and university choices. Key staff work closely together at such times to ensure informed decisions are made.

The Lower and Upper years at St George’s are closely integrated and, as you would expect in an all-through school, the transition is seamless. On a practical level our Lower School pupils will already be familiar with Senior pupils and members of the Senior teaching staff. That’s because through many school events and House Competitions, our Upper School pupils get involved by helping younger children, and because the Lower School pupils will already have received some lessons from Senior teachers.

In addition, towards the end of their Junior days, pupils in Year 6, including those transitioning into the school from another setting, are invited to attend subject specific workshops and a full Transition Day in the Senior section of the school. It’s great preparation before they take the step up for real.

Pupils appreciate, and practise, positive actions and behaviours such as supporting their peers.

ISI Inspectorate, 2021
An active, competitive

House System

All pupils belong to a competitive House made up of pupils across the year groups. Each house – named after the pioneering Birmingham innovators Boulton, Cadbury, Chamberlain and Watts – is associated with a colour, which is worn with pride by its members and associated staff members at inter-house competitions and events. Tremendous camaraderie is fostered by regular house meetings and inter-house competitions, enabling pupils to feel part of a strong team.

An active, competitive

House System

All pupils belong to a competitive House made up of pupils across the year groups. Each house – named after the pioneering Birmingham innovators Boulton, Cadbury, Chamberlain and Watts – is associated with a colour, which is worn with pride by its members and associated staff members at inter-house competitions and events. Tremendous camaraderie is fostered by regular house meetings and inter-house competitions, enabling pupils to feel part of a strong team.

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Pupils leave St George’s happy, confident and at ease with themselves, ready to make the most of the opportunities that their next steps have to offer, but more importantly, ready to be good citizens in the wider world. Of course, we cannot take all the credit – but we would like to claim that we played some part!

Pupils leave St George’s happy, confident and at ease with themselves, ready to make the most of the opportunities that their next steps have to offer, but more importantly, ready to be good citizens in the wider world. Of course, we cannot take all the credit – but we would like to claim that we played some part!

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