William Ellis School - Prospectus

3 2 P R O S P E C T U S W I L L I A M E L L I S S C H O O L William Ellis School William Ellis School is a thriving, voluntary-aided, non- denominational comprehensive school serving the educational needs of boys from the ages of 11 to 18 from a diverse local community. Our co-educational sixth form benefits from being part of the LaSWAP consortium, a strong, long-established partnership with three other neighbouring schools: Parliament Hill, La Sainte Union and Acland Burghley. We have an outstanding post-16 course offer. Much has changed since the school was opened by William Ellis in Gospel Oak in 1862 but the core principles of our founder remain: It is a school which believes in developing students’ powers of reason and their thinking skills; we aim to develop high standards of personal conduct which will secure the future happiness and well-being of the individual and their community; we believe in offering a curriculum well matched to the individual and which meets the demands of higher education and the workplace. While we hold to traditional values, academic achievement and standards of behaviour, we are also an innovative school. We respond to the changing needs of our students to ensure that they continue to develop academically and personally. “William Ellis School provides pupils with a rounded education that develops them into confident young men. Their behaviour is good, as is their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.” OFSTED 2017 I am delighted to introduce you to William Ellis School. This prospectus outlines what our school stands for: our history, what we hold as important and what we strive for. Introduction Young people are growing up in a rapidly changing and competitive world. Their future is one where high-quality qualifications, excellent interpersonal skills and sound technological understanding are vital. Our mission is to prepare our students for the significant demands of adulthood and to do this in partnership with parents and carers. Our curriculum is founded on a core of traditional, academic disciplines complemented by a range of other subjects and programmes designed to meet students’ learning needs and to develop their interests and skills. Our professional and committed staff have considerable experience in teaching adolescent boys and providing opportunities for them to flourish. One of our fundamental principles is mutual respect for all. We are proud of the richness and diversity that our students bring to the school. We view the individual as important and we believe that every person should be valued as unique and treated with dignity. Reading the prospectus will give you a brief insight. I also encourage you to visit us on one of our open days or evenings. I look forward to welcoming you to William Ellis School. SAM WHITE HEADTEACHER