Welcome to Alton Convent School
Mission Statement: Be the best that you can be
The Roman Catholic faith underpins everything that we do at Alton Convent School. It is the basis for our value system and is the core of our philosophy that every child matters.
The emphasis on the individual within the wider community is a necessary foundation for the happiness and success of the school.
All pupils participate in acts of worship and are expected to be supportive of the schools ethos.
You may be surprised to learn just how good a school this is. We have outstanding exam results, fantastic outdoor learning, trips to India and New York, a real academic emphasis as well as such unusual options as a photography A-level course, and a whole range of sports played to a high level. They are all part of what makes us special as one of the top independent schools in Hampshire.
Every school wants its pupils to achieve their potential, but at Alton Convent that has real meaning. It matters to us that pupils are challenged and that their education has breadth. To give you a few examples:
- Every girl who has seriously wanted to read medicine in the last ten years is either practising or at university.
- Our success rate in sport is phenomenal.
- Our off-curricula drama days are just a taste of our love of culture and creativity.
- In our non-selective Prep School 40% of Year 6 pupils are three years ahead in their reading age.
A loving, inclusive school
You will probably be expecting a loving, inclusive school but you will be surprised at how well we look after your child, and how well pupils care for each other. Your trust in us will bear fruit. Faith and mutual respect are our core principles and this is a happy school where everyone can be themselves without being bullied or teased. We are passionate about developing the personal talents of every child.
“Alton Convent School offers a combination of all that is good and exciting in education today. An infectious energy and enthusiasm can be felt through the entire school, and captivates you within minutes of walking through the door. Every day is a fresh day with challenges and opportunities. For our pupils, life at school will never be boring but will be busy, stimulating and satisfying.”
Graham Maher, BA (Hons) MA
Our small class sizes are a vital foundation for success. Our aim is to nurture individuals who are educated, cultured and have a zest for learning. With our wide range of courses, experienced and dedicated teaching staff and strong sense of community, we help students achieve the best possible results. We ensure every student has a bespoke timetable tailored to meet her individual apitudes, needs and goals.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle
The purpose-built Sixth Form Centre lies in pleasant surroundings next to the impressive new Creative and Performing Arts Centre and houses private study rooms, a large common room, a fully equipped kitchen and shower room. DSC_0239All study rooms have computer access and the whole site has WiFi.
Students use Moodle (a Virtual Learning Environment), allowing them access to course-related resources and activities from anywhere with internet access, including home.
Our facilities are part of what makes us one of the best girls’ sixth forms in Hampshire.
The purpose built centre houses private study rooms, a large common room, a fully equipped kitchen and shower room. All study rooms have computer access and the whole site has WiFi.
Students have access to Moodle (a Virtual Learning Environment) which allows students and staff to access course related resources and activities from anywhere with internet access, including home.
Students at Alton Convent Sixth Form join a community committed to success. Students cope better with increased personal responsibility and freedom if they are guided by teachers they already know and who know them. A personal tutor is in close daily contact with students and each girl shares a private study room. All students attend weekly PSME lessons to support and enhance their social development as they explore and discuss moral issues.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Alton Convent School directly.