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 “The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent”   ISI Inspection Report

Our staff don't just teach: they educate. Pupils really enjoy the blend of academic challenge, support and inspiration. We develop the transferable skills – problem-solving, team working, leadership – young people will need to deal with a future where the only constant is change. How do we do this? A broad and imaginative curriculum, high expectations, excellent teaching and the high-intensity care that comes from dedicated staff and small classes.

Moving through Years 7 – 9, pupils learn to analyse and to manage their own learning. High fliers are stretched and there is exceptional support for those who need it. Every week pupils meet with their personal tutors to sharpen their study skills and reflect on their studies in a broader context including current affairs, careers, the arts and environment.

Years 10 and 11 lead to GCSEs. We want pupils to enjoy their time at Stonar, so we build the timetable, as far as we can, around their choice of optional academic subjects and outside interests – so that competitive riders and keen athletes, for instance, have time to practise. More subject information can be found here: pdfGCSE Options Booklet 2017

We keep a close eye on each pupil's academic and personal progress because we want to ensure that they fulfil their potential. Pupils can expect to be set challenging targets, and we work in partnership with parents to give all the help, support and encouragement that is needed. When pupils do well, as they will – and however they do well – we celebrate with them.

Our approach to all aspects of school life is simple. We want to motivate pupils to think for themselves, explore new ideas and develop independence, imagination, resilience, high aspirations and a sense of responsibility for their own progress. In this way they will acquire life-long learning skills and the ability to adapt to change.

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