Welcome to Simon Balle All-through School
At Simon Balle we talk of our mission in developing the ‘Simon Balle student’ - a young person who has a fantastic educational experience, equipped with the skills, attributes and behaviours for success. ‘Creating tomorrow’s citizens today’ – young people who are resilient, optimistic, determined and resourceful.
Our school was inspected in September 2013. Inspectors quickly noted the friendly, caring and supportive environment. The distinct ethos pervades all we do and this enables students to thrive and be exceptionally positive about their learning experience.
Standards are extremely high. Indeed our A level results this summer (2014) once again were record breaking. Achievement is outstanding, with top grades across all subjects.
We therefore offer a wide choice of subjects and combinations, all taught to a very high standard in appropriate group sizes with specialist teachers and facilities. Our Sixth Form has areas to work and socialise, IT facilities, a ‘state of the art’ library, lecture theatre, fitness room, swimming pool and highly specialised art and music rooms.
Our students feel a deep sense of community and purpose. Relationships between students and staff are excellent. It is this culture that makes us unique. It is this ethos that breeds success!
We at Simon Balle promote a culture of research and enquiry. For many years we have successfully offered the Extended Project Qualification as part of our pre university studies.
This excellent all round education provides so many opportunities and challenges. Indeed this is why Simon Balle is the choice option for our own and for many other local students. Our students want to make a difference to their communities both within and outside school. They are heavily involved in sport, drama and the performing arts, work with young students, organising clubs, taking part in trips, leading our very active house system and taking on wider leadership roles. They are excellent role models, ambassadors and mentors.
Support and guidance for all students is one of our key characteristics. We work very closely with parents as together we prepare their children admirably for the next stage of their lives. Our careers and guidance programmes are outstanding and individually tailored to help all of our students know where they are heading and enable them to be successful. Pastoral support is equally strong within the Sixth Form as wellbeing in its true sense is integral to academic success.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Simon Balle All-through School directly.