As Headteacher, it is my privilege to lead the school and extend a warm welcome to our students, their parents, and our many friends in the local community. We are ‘empowering lives through learning’ every day – through excellent teaching, compassionate pastoral care, and a programme of extra-curricular activities which is second to none.
Our extensive grounds and specialist facilities are coupled with a highly developed house system which means we offer parents and students the best of both worlds: a school large enough to have specialised facilities for all subjects, but with learners part of a small community of just 300 pupils.
Our school crest contains our historic motto: ‘usque ad finem’. It means, ‘until the end’. That’s as true today as when it was first written. It means we’ll be with you every step of the way. It means to go to the utmost extreme in pursuit of excellence: to give your all, to travel as far as can be travelled, to do as much as can be done. That’s what we promise for our learners. And that’s what we expect from each member of our community.
Ofsted recently confirmed that as a school we “put the welfare of pupils, as well as academic achievement, at the heart of everything we do”, that “pupils enjoy school” and that there is a “strong sense of community for both staff and pupils”.
2022/23 is our 50th Anniversary year on this site. That sense of history, of pride and of community is what makes us special – we’ve been central to the Cheltenham community for generations.
We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 and Year 12 students in September. If you are thinking of joining us in September 2024, we’d love to invite you to take a look around during the school day. On Thursday 14th September we are hosting our Main School Open Evening. Please do join us.
I look forward to meeting you.
Mr Steve Jefferies