Senior School

Overview

Welcome to Quinton House Senior School, located in the historic and impressive Upton Hall. Many of our pupils transition to the Senior School from the Junior School but we also welcome new pupils into year 7 and above. The Senior School is home to a full range of specialist classrooms, science labs and an ICT suite. The beautiful Ballroom is used for music lessons, House meetings, assemblies, concerts and plays.

The Senior School provides a happy, caring and supportive environment in which the pupils are able to develop the necessary skills for coping with the challenges of adult life. Discipline is firm but fair – with the emphasis on self-discipline. Our “open door” policy means that parents have access to the Headteacher and to Form Tutors at any time and we warmly invite you to get in touch.


Curriculum

We offer the core subjects of English, English Literature and Maths and a wide range of other subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Combined Science), two languages (French and German), Drama, Music, Art, Computing, PE, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Business Studies, Food Technology and Graphics. The use of IT plays an increasingly important role in almost all subjects.

GCSE options are chosen at the end of Year 9 in consultation with parents and pupils to ensure a balanced curriculum.

Quinton House has a history of achieving excellent GCSE results. In 2016 83% of our pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE.

Written reports are sent to parents each year in addition to three data reports which give an overview of the progress each child is making. Parents’ Evenings and Information Evenings take place at key points in the year.


Extra-Curricular Activities

The curriculum is enhanced with a comprehensive enrichment programme which offers a regular schedule of over 100 clubs and activities a week, ranging from film club to African drumming, Tae Kwon Do, Chamber Choir, Spanish, Computing and wall climbing.

Quinton House School actively runs the Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Award throughout the year for pupils aged 14-18. The award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities in and outside of school. Download our latest Extra-Curricular Booklet.


School Trips

Trips and visits are a very popular part of life at Quinton House School, and every year group is offered at least one trip each year, with most participating in far more!

Our trips and experiences programme includes a bi-annual ski trip (to America or Europe), a Yorkshire Tour, a Bushcraft outdoor survival camp, an Ypres war memorial trip and many, many more.


Study Support

Quinton House School has a well-established Learning Support Department led by Mrs Pates (Head of Pastoral Care) and Mrs Bates (SENCo).

In the Senior School the department has an open door policy to enable pupils to access support at lunch and break times. Additional support is also available through withdrawal sessions where appropriate, including literacy development, numeracy development and study skills consolidation.


Wraparound Care

At Quinton House we offer wraparound care for all pupils without additional charge; a breakfast club for children arriving at school from 8.00 am, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities start before school at 7.45. Senior school pupils are also able to have a hot or cold snack for tea at the end of the school day and a supervised homework club is available until 5.00pm. Supervision for pupils staying after this time is provided with final pick up at 6:00pm. Transport home is available at the end of the school day as well as after the extra-curricular programme to allow each pupil to pursue his or her interests and enrich school life.


Careers Guidance

At Quinton House School we place great importance on a careers programme to prepare all pupils for making decisions on their future education and their careers paths. We are committed to providing a broad programme of careers education and guidance to encourage pupils to identify, develop and utilise their talents. Careers talks from a range of professionals is arranged to inform our young people in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of possible careers and routes in to specific professions. Informed choices between employment, vocational training and higher academic qualifications are explored and discussed.