About the school
At Gordano we have a long-established reputation for success that has been based on hard work and high standards. We are proud of our comprehensive status and committed to the needs of all our learners, from the most academically gifted to those young people that need help and support with their learning.
Our belief is that every single child is gifted and unique. Our aim is to work with individuals to allow them to realise their potential and to help them find avenues to personal success and self-esteem.
We expect a great deal of our children – that they are honest, tolerant and industrious. We expect that they will take on responsibility for their own learning and that they will become good citizens, both in a local and a global context. In return, we offer a tremendous range of opportunities, both within the classroom and beyond, from age 11 and through into our flourishing sixth form.
Our teaching teams are strong and innovative, constantly re-visiting ways of bringing the curriculum to life. Often this is done using the most modern technology but our classrooms remain ordered and disciplined and we place great value on trusting relationships between students and their teachers.
There are some marvellous extra-curricular opportunities and we enjoy excellent sporting facilities, a vibrant creative and performing arts menu and a wide range of clubs and societies. Children of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to join in.
Our pastoral care is based upon a really strong and popular House system, both the welfare and academic progress of students being monitored by one of six Heads of House together with a form tutor. From this close monitoring will come a regular flow of information to parents and many opportunities for discussion and goal setting. Above all, Gordano is a happy school.
Working with local businesses and community groups we have created a dynamic and exciting learning centre that really does offer something for everyone.