To succeed academically, as in all aspects of school life, pupils need to be known as individuals. They need to know that nothing but their best is expected from them, whatever that might be. The result is strong exam performance, but more importantly, a desire to learn.
At Read School, we believe that all pupils should be able to access all areas of the curriculum and provide a balanced, well-focused and wide-ranging programme of study which both challenges and encourages our pupils to be responsible for their own learning.
All pupils follow a broad-based curriculum during the first three years of the Senior School. There are two or three classes in each year group and the classes are normally consist of between 14 and 16 pupils. Each class is in the care of a Form Tutor, who is the first point of contact between the school and parents. About half of the pupils coming into Year 7 are new to the school and about half come from our Prep School.
It is recognised that not all pupils require the same programme in school. Adjustments to the timetable can be made for boys and girls who are gifted, dyslexic or who have other special needs, or for those whose first language is not English.