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At Cirencester Deer Park School, pupils thrive in a learning environment that provides support and challenge and encourages success.
‘Pupils achieve well, They leave the school with GCSE results that are significantly above the national average.’ Ofsted, June 2013.
There is ‘buzz’ of excitement about learning at Deer Park. Our pupils enjoy coming to school, they have high aspirations and consistently achieve more than they first thought possible!
‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Their positive attitudes in lessons help them learn well, and their polite and courteous behaviour around the school contributes to a very positive atmosphere.’ Ofsted, June 2013.
Learning is our core purpose and our commitment to building learning power ensures that our pupils develop and exercise those learning muscles that will enable them to be confident, independent and successful life long learners. During their time with us they become aware of their own preferred learning styles and develop new skills to aid independent study. They are expected to become resilient and reflective learners and to practise reciprocal and resourceful learning strategies intuitively. In addition to achieving good grades in public examinations, our pupils learn to contribute effectively to team work and to take responsibility as leaders.
‘The wide range of experiences available to pupils make an outstanding contribution to their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.’ Ofsted, June 2013.
Through our curriculum and enrichment activities our pupils learn to solve problems and make informed decisions. They are encouraged to take responsibility. They are given a strong voice and make a significant contribution to the community of the school. They participate in international debate, lead consultation and bring about change. Every three years they revise our school standards and our eco group, ‘Ecologic’, have raised an awareness of our carbon footprint. Their actions have led to a reduction in our utilities’ bills and the recent installation of solar panels.