The Head's Welcome

     

     

     

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to Stratford upon Avon School. We are passionate about our mission is to engage, enthuse and inspire young people and this is reflected in the warm relationships between our staff and students. You are very welcome to come and visit to discover our unique selling points and why this is a great place to learn and work.      

    THE ADVANTAGES OF A BIG SCHOOL

    We offer the breadth of opportunities that you’ll only find in a big school, with an enviable range of specialist staff, courses and extra curricular opportunities. From Architecture to Hair and Beauty, from the RSC to Cambodia, our array of courses, clubs, trips and enrichment opportunities offer something to enthuse everyone. Our teams regularly progress to the final stages of regional and national competitions in a range of sports, including girls’ and boys’ football, netball, dance, trampolining and go-carting.

    THE FEEL OF A SMALL SCHOOL

    The school has a genuinely warm atmosphere and supportive relationships between students and staff. We offer a friendly, family feel through our college system and vertical tutoring that makes us feel like a small school. New students quickly settle in. Whilst it seems big from the outside, it doesn’t once you’re part of it. As well as specialist subject teachers, key staff will monitor the progress of students to ensure that individuals fulfil their potential.

    THE LITTLE THINGS MATTER

    We have a clear focus on raising standards of appearance, behaviour and conduct. Behaviour is very good at the school and you are welcome to come and see for yourself just how good it is by attending one of our Open Mornings.

    PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF LIFE

    The purpose of education is to prepare youngsters for adult life and we believe that the best place to do that is in a non-selective, co-educational environment. Students need to develop the skills to thrive alongside different people in different environments. We strive to ensure that youngsters keep their options open and develop the skills, attributes and qualifications to flourish in future. The quality of careers guidance given to students is exemplary and ensures that our students are extremely well prepared for their next steps.

    GREAT STUDENT OUTCOMES

    Over the last few years we have made tremendous progress as a school and this is now reflected in strong examination results for our students at both GCSE and A Level. Given the comprehensive nature of our intake, we focus on ensuring that our students make excellent progress from their individual starting points. 

    This is a lovely school with outstanding facilities, delightful students and a talented, dedicated staff. There is a real ‘feel good factor’ around the wider school community with students, staff and parents being very complimentary about our positive culture. Please come and see us in operation during the day and follow us on twitter @StraUponAvonSch for regular updates, examples of which are on the right of this webpage.

    Neil Wallace, Headteacher

     

     

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