It is with absolute delight and pride that I welcome you to Henley Bank High School, an exciting, energetic and welcoming all-inclusive 11-18 Academy set in the beautiful surroundings at the foot of the famous Coopers Hill.
We are a proud member of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard and as such my immediate priority at Henley Bank High School is the creation of a culture where academic achievement is the result of dedication, proactivity, and a thirst for knowledge.
To allow for this to happen classrooms at Henley Bank High School will be entirely disruption free, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn. No student has the right to intentionally disrupt the learning of another and such behaviours will not be tolerated.
At Henley Bank we take pride in our appearance and understand the importance of first impressions. Our morning roll call ensures a consistent approach to student presentation and learning readiness where our dedicated team of tutors and pastoral leads offer support first thing every morning.
Our classrooms are the engines of student progress and our skilled teaching and support staff provide high quality learning experiences planned, with accurate pitch and pace that ensures that every second of every minute of every lesson contributes to outstanding student outcomes. We are passionate in our belief that every student can achieve greatness regardless of prior attainment or social standing.
Year 11 students do not have long until their GCSE examinations commence. Extra support will be allocated to these students as a priority to ensure that they have the best chance of achieving the grades that will unlock the doors leading to their next stage of education or apprenticeship. Core subject intervention will be timetabled in the morning and a compulsory period 6 is in place.
Our outstanding Tutor Reading programme and Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) initiative will ensure that students across all year groups are exposed daily to a variety of rich texts that will further promote their literacy skills through a love of reading. Skills that will promote a depth of imagination and creative thinking.
Students at Henley Bank are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities through our curriculum. Children thrive in an environment of support and challenge, becoming resilient learners well prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
My vision is that Henley Bank High School becomes an oversubscribed school of choice for the local area, a school where teacher professional development is a key priority, providing our students with a better chance of success than if they attended any other school in the country.
Our doors are always open to visitors, so please feel free to get in touch to book a tour of Henley Bank High School.
I look forward to meeting you all.