We are committed to identifying pupils who are academically able and then challenging them to improve even further.
Starting in Year 7 and continuing throughout the Senior School, our teachers and House staff help to instil in these pupils a sense of intellectual curiosity. We’re also keen to provide co-curricular opportunities for able pupils, and subject departments will help them enter regional and national competitions such as mathematics challenges and writing competitions.
The Scholars’ Programme is both for those officially holding Academic Scholarships and those who have demonstrated a willingness to effectively engage with academic thinking above and beyond their lessons. For those invited therefore, the Scholars’ Programme meets weekly with Years 9 to13 all together and the varied schedule of events includes diverse teacher-led sessions from Classical Rhetoric and Logic to ‘How to play Bridge’. There are also occasional guest speakers, discussion forums, pupil-led presentations and trips out to leading universities and events such as Teentech where some of our young scholars will mingle with hundreds of other like-minded pupils, meeting over two hundred scientists, thinkers and engineers. Perhaps the highlight of the year for many in the Programme is the Scholars’ Dinner where an eminent guest speaker joins us for the night.