Most able, gifted and talented

Our most able, gifted and talented pupils are identified across the curriculum early on and are kept on target through the regular monitoring of progress and attainment data. This allows us to continuously challenge our pupils and refine our teaching in order to meet the needs of our most able pupils.

We have an extensive programme of accelerated learning and additionality.

  • Individual challenge plans to stretch each and every able pupil.
  • Academically able pupils can join our Grammar School Pathway (click here for more information).
  • Some pupils in certain subjects may complete Key Stage 3 by the end of Year 8 where suitable. This enables GCSEs to begin in Year 9, thus allowing additional time for pupils to gain more in-depth knowledge and study additional courses.
  • Pupils' learning is also enriched and complemented by our Centres of Excellence.
  • Extracurricular clubs and societies to cater for the most able pupils in different disciplines.
  • Master classes and seminar programmes in different subjects.
  • Additional tuition in specialist skills.
  • Educational visits and workshops.
We have an unshakeable belief that our pupils can achieve beyond their expectations.


We have high expectations for all our pupils and ensure that every learner is challenged and supported to reach their full potential.