Greenshaw expects to give its pupils a happy and successful education during which they will achieve their personal best, will mature as young people and will be prepared for adult life. We wish to create a community where people of different abilities, personalities and backgrounds learn to live harmoniously, acquire self-discipline and realise the need for codes of behaviour. We want them to feel valued as individuals and to develop self-confidence, pride in their achievements and a rich variety of interests.This is a mixed 11 - 19 comprehensive school of some 1400 students, including a large Sixth Form. Greenshaw has a reputation as a caring and successful school and is highly oversubscribed. Expectations are high and the School attracts a fully comprehensive intake. Standards of attainment are continuing to rise. Its buildings house good facilities with specialist accommodation for each curriculum area. There are also six computing rooms, school-wide computer networks, a drama studio, a music centre, a sports hall, gymnasium and a learning resources centre. In Year 7, pupils are placed into tutor groups that have a full cross-section of abilities. Pupils are grouped in sets in mathematics, modern languages and science during Year 7 and as they progress through the School setting is introduced into a number of other areas of the curriculum. At Key Stage 3, all students follow a common curriculum consisting of art, drama, English, French, German or Spanish, geography, history, information technology (an introductory course in Year 7), mathematics, music, personal and social education, physical education, religious education, science and technology.At Key Stage 4, all students study English, maths, science (dual certificate), at least one modern language, a humanities subject, expressive arts, technology, physical education, religious education, plus one other subject. Progress reports and profiles are well developed throughout the School and all Year 11 students receive a Record of Achievement. A Work Experience programme is established for all students in Year 11.In the Sixth Form, which is open to any student in or out of the Borough, GNVQ, AS, A2 and AVCE courses are available in over 20 subjects catering for entrants to University and business. A new General Studies and Key Skills programme has recently been introduced.There are many extra-curricular activities including drama, dance, music, science club, chess, Christian Union, language clubs and an environment team. There are several productions per year of the Performing Arts involving a large number of pupils. Team sports are well supported by pupils and staff, and the School is regularly successful at district and county levels. Educational and recreational visits are numerous: annual visits to France, ski-ing and adventure holidays all give major opportunities to develop initiative, personal expertise and resourcefulness.Each pupil’s personal progress and welfare is of paramount importance and the Group Tutor is seen as a key figure. The School has developed a detailed student information system, to support tutors in carrying out the process of academic tutoring. Tutors belong to one of four House teams, the House system being a central feature of the School. Parents are positively encouraged to work in partnership with the School to support the learning of their child. Uniform is compulsory for Years 7 - 11. All pupils are encouraged to participate in the running of the School through the Year and School Councils.
Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 1541
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