We are a through-school for children from 4 to 16 that provides education from Reception right through to GCSE, and are organised into Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.
As part of our vision to build on early strong foundations, families tell us that they have really benefited from joining us in the first couple of years of their children's primary education. As a single form entry school with small classes, places become limited in Middle and Upper School.
We are always pleased to have the opportunity to share our vision for Christian education with new families and would encourage you to come and explore this with us.
Our school serves Christian families, and we are always open to welcoming new members to our community.
Our families are:
- Collaborative, and
- Led by a shared Christian faith.
Engaging with CFS
We have a three-stage process to help families explore what it might look like to join our school community. The Vision Tour unpacks some of our history, our vision and our mission in terms of our distinctive approach to providing both education and Christian community. We also ensure that parents meet with governors and, where appropriate, pupils spend time in the classroom so that both the family and school have a good idea of what joining CFS might look like for that child.
Records and assessments
To assist in the smooth running of the admissions procedure, school reports and any other educational assessments will be requested. We may also ask for verbal reports from previous schools. A baseline assessment is usually obtained during the first term after joining the school, from which progress can be measured. Occasionally this may highlight a learning need, which will be discussed fully with the family.
Special Needs Provision (SEND)
It is important that any history of additional needs is discussed fully during the admissions process. As a mainstream school, our inclusion policy aims to address most additional learning needs within the classroom setting. However, as a small school, we cannot always cater for every need. Therefore, any provision required beyond what is possible for one class teacher to achieve within a mixed ability class, will need to be explored with parents before a place can be confirmed. This may incur additional costs.