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Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our school website.

I am exceptionally proud to be the Headteacher of our school, which sits at the heart of our community on the edge of the New Forest and has a well-deserved reputation for teaching quality, provision of pastoral care and academic success for all.

I have the privilege of leading a team of outstanding staff who inspire, challenge and nurture our students to achieve both academic excellence and strength of character; and therefore produce open-minded, flexible, resilient individuals, with the skills and attitudes to be successful in tomorrow’s society.  We aim to instil a real sense of pride and ambition in our students and staff to unlock their true potential.

As Ofsted noted at our most recent inspection in 2014 ‘students flourish in this nurturing and aspirational environment’.  We consistently approach all aspects of work and play with energy, a fresh eye and an open-mind.  Creativity is a skill that we value highly, so much so that it is one of our ‘Pillars’ that form our school’s ethos and they underpin everything that we do.  We encourage imaginative approaches to teaching and learning and the ability to think innovatively is a key element of the ‘toolkit’ that sets our students apart from their peers.

Although our website is very good, it only provides an overview of our school and I would recommend that you come and visit us to truly experience the ‘family atmosphere’ that makes our school so unique.

Stewart Roderick

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