Founded in 1956, serves a wide area of South Shrewsbury and Bayston Hill. It is an 9 form entry school with approximately 1200 students on roll. The school enjoys a very good reputation within the community.
The school became a specialist science and mathematics college in September 2003. At the heart of the school's bid for specialist status was the emphasis on continuous improvement of teaching and learning. Teaching and learning remain at the heart of our school improvement plan.
The curriculum offers French as a foreign language in year 7 and the opportunity for those who would benefit from starting the second foreign language, German in year 8. In the upper school all students follow a common core of subjects - Citizenship, English, ICT, Mathematics, PE, RE and Science. Additionally all students follow courses which provide careers and sex education either across the curriculum or within the tutor programme. For upper school students this allows 5 additional choices from a wide range of courses.
The additional educational needs department meets particular needs for students either through withdrawing students or working with them across the curriculum.
Extra-curricular activities are a particular strength of the school with many opportunities provided through drama, music and sport. School trips are organised on a regular basis in support of the school's curriculum.
A high percentage of students remain in full time education beyond the age of 16. The school is part of the Shrewsbury Federation which includes all the County Council's 11-16s schools in Shrewsbury and Pontesbury as well as Severndale special school, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. The links with post-16 providers provides appropriate pathways for students through the 14-19 phase.