Thursday, 19 April 2018

School achieves best results

GILLOTS is a high-performing school committed to innovation and development.

GILLOTS is a high-performing school committed to innovation and development.

Students make very good progress and achieve high academic standards as a consequence of the commitment and professionalism of the staff, and of the quality of the overall school experience. They celebrate achievement in the widest sense and see everyone as an individual, capable of growth, change and development.

They seek to communicate the joy of learning, fostering creativity, a spirit of enquiry, and an independence of mind. Students and staff form a happy and caring community which takes pride in personal excellence in all spheres. Working in partnership with parents, they support young people to become lifelong learners as well as happy, effective and responsible citizens, equipped with the skills for life and for work. They are proud of the success they achieve together and strive to reach new heights.

OFSTED inspected Gillotts in June 2012 and recognised that it remains a good school in every respect. Standards continue to rise due to ongoing improvements in the quality of teaching and leadership.

Inspectors said: “The school’s motto is ‘non nobis solum’ (not by ourselves alone), and lives strongly in students’ good behaviour, their commitment to one another and eagerness to achieve highly together.”

These findings have been backed up by the 2013 GCSE results, which were the school’s best. One third of all grades were A* or A and 72 per cent of students achieved the benchmark of five or more grades A* to C, including English and mathematics. The well-being and success of its students is the school’s greatest priority.

Catharine Darnton, Gillotts’ headteacher, explained: “We have comparatively small numbers of students in each of our six houses so that we can get to know our students really well, and provide them with the support they need to make good progress.”

Gillotts is a popular school but vacancies do arise when families move out of the area. Contact the school to find out more or to arrange a visit.

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