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Campion School is an inspirational place to be. Our happy and confident students describe their school as ‘a place where everyone cares about you’.

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The journey begins here‌ With high expectations and a reputation for success, Campion offers an outstanding education with exceptional pastoral care.

Your choice of school is one of the most important decisions you will make. Rest assured that nothing is more important to us than the welfare, happiness and achievement of your child. Campion offers a personalised, fully inclusive approach to learning that places students firmly at the centre of all we do. By providing an exciting curriculum in a vibrant learning environment, we inspire students to fulfil their potential. With achievement celebrated, creativity encouraged and individuality respected, each student’s unique qualities are developed to prepare him or her for success in later life. We also promote the traditional values of respect, empathy and integrity to ensure that students develop into responsible and compassionate citizens. Through stimulating challenges and excellent support at every stage, our young people not only enjoy their learning but positively thrive at Campion. Motivated by exceptional teaching and supported by caring and committed staff, students give their best. The result is an excellent academic record and the enviable achievement that all of our students secure places in apprenticeships, Sixth Form, college or university.

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Excellent care and guidance‌

An ethos of mutual support and a comprehensive transition programme ensure that students settle quickly and happily into life at Campion.

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The transition into Year 7 can be an exciting yet daunting experience for your child. From before day one, we ensure that every student feels happy, safe, valued and supported. We maintain strong relationships with our feeder primary schools, which we visit to meet our new students. In addition, our primary students come to Campion for our Induction Days, when they experience a range of exciting lessons, team-building activities and extra-curricular clubs, as well as meeting students in other tutor groups. With families able to meet key staff at our Information Evenings, both students and parents feel confident and reassured before the September start. We build strong partnerships with families through a variety of communication channels and welcome parents into school at every opportunity. Students develop new friendships very quickly in Campion’s caring and harmonious atmosphere. We promote an ethos in which our young people support each other, encouraging students to adopt leadership and peer-mentoring roles. By working together across different ages through our vertical tutor groups, we foster a family community within each house, together with a healthy sense of competition for inter-house events. All students participate in regular house and year group assemblies, when achievements are celebrated and important social, moral and spiritual themes are explored.


“ Many aspects of care, guidance and support are outstanding. Transition into school is managed very effectively…”  Ofsted

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“ Warm relationships between adults and students are evident and, as a result, the school community is cohesive and harmonious.”  Ofsted

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Challenge and enjoyment‌ During Years 7 and 8 at Campion, students develop successful habits for learning through exciting lessons and challenging extension activities.

During Year 8, your child will build on the strong foundations established in Year 7. Students follow the National Curriculum and are supported and challenged at every turn. They are encouraged to select their options in Year 8, allowing them to focus on particular strengths and subjects that they enjoy, enhance their learning experience and embark on their journey towards achieving their potential in Year 9.

In Year 7, each student is assigned a form tutor and becomes a member of one of our six houses. Form tutors are responsible for the progress and wellbeing of their tutor group and work with each student to develop their individual talents and achieve their unique goals. Students in Year 7 study English, Maths, Science, Technology (Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials and Graphics), ICT, Art, Drama, Music, PE, Religious Studies, History, Geography and a Modern Foreign Language. Students remain in their tutor group through to Year 8 and beyond, with the intimate nature of this group enabling each student to receive the pastoral care he or she needs.

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The opportunity to excel‌ Through an outstanding curriculum, we foster a passion for learning that prepares each student for the next step in his or her education. Campion provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed to challenge and enthuse students. By tailoring activities to suit the needs of each individual, we instil a love of learning that prepares them for the next stage in life. Year 9 is an exciting time as students embark upon the subjects that they enjoy most, with the opportunity to study topics in greater depth. Campion’s Key Stage 4 curriculum is innovative and inclusive, enabling students to pursue their aspirations and develop their talents. A core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT, PE and Religious Studies is followed. Optional subjects

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include both traditional academic ones, such as History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages, and vocational subjects such as Engineering, Childcare, Hair and Beauty and Motor Vehicle Maintenance. During Year 9, students receive the support and advice required to guarantee that they progress well in their GCSE subjects, exploring every opportunity presented to them. In Year 10, greater emphasis is placed upon independent learning in preparation for students’ assessments and examinations, with homework set to challenge and deepen their understanding and complement learning in the classroom.


“The curriculum is exciting and innovative and is flexible enough to meet the needs of all students…”  Ofsted

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In addition to the wide range of extra-curricular clubs available to all, students enjoy an extensive enrichment programme that is crafted to enhance their learning. We aim to create opportunities that enable students’ talents to be developed and their aspirations nurtured. Campion offers a wide range of sporting activities and clubs to promote both sporting excellence and enjoyment. There are also many opportunities for students to express themselves creatively through dramatic and musical productions, as well as participate in a variety of bands and ensembles including jazz, wind, steel pans, recorder, string orchestra and Campion VOX, our vocal group. As an International School, we encourage students to participate in a range of residential trips, as these help to develop their understanding of different cultures. Older students can take part in World Challenge expeditions and we also regularly host visits from overseas students.

“ The curriculum…provides excellent opportunities for wider personal development, especially through the language specialism and sport…”  Ofsted

Year 10 students are provided with an extensive enrichment programme to enhance their learning, broaden their horizons and develop their skills. Campion’s Duke of Edinburgh Award and Student Leadership schemes form part of our programme to produce well-rounded citizens. Our young people are encouraged to participate in student voice activities and peer-mentoring programmes, playing an active role in the development of the school and enhancing their own leadership skills.

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Striving for success‌ Our positive approach to learning and celebration of success at every stage results in growing confidence and high standards of achievement. The journey towards Year 11 and Sixth Form is one that is inspiring and challenging. Campion’s curriculum is designed to motivate and enthral students towards a deeper understanding of their chosen subjects. In Year 11, they work together to challenge perceptions, engage in discussion and take risks in their learning. Students are confident in their subject knowledge and continue to grow into self-assured young adults. By celebrating students’ achievements and efforts through our rewards system, we build self-esteem and promote high standards of achievement. Employability and enterprise skills are prioritised through a series of workshops with local employers to ensure that our students are well prepared for the world of work. We also encourage our young people to discover their passions, pursue their ambitions and confidently grasp the opportunities offered to them during their time at Campion.

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“ Students particularly value the wide range of opportunities to take leadership roles, many in the local community, enabling them to develop selfconfidence.”  Ofsted

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Maturing with confidence‌ Our thriving Sixth Form provides the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills that will be invaluable in higher education and the workplace. Campion’s exciting and inclusive learning environment continues into the Sixth Form, where we offer a large range of A Level subjects, some of which have a vocational element. Through high expectations and continual challenge, students discover new elements of their personalities, hone their independent learning skills and acquire the ability to examine topics critically. Excellent relationships between students and staff foster a cohesive community and high standards of learning across all subjects. Sixth Formers can continue to pursue their musical, dramatic and sporting interests, as well as taking part in activities with other local Sixth Forms, inter-school competitions, fundraising for the Sixth Form charity and the annual pantomime. They are able to develop their leadership skills by becoming members of the Sixth Form Senate, the Governing Body or the local Youth Council.

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Year 12 students are required to participate in our Active Volunteering Scheme, accredited by Vinspired; through activities such as supporting younger students in lessons or acting as peer mentors, they develop their interpersonal and employability skills. Students are also encouraged to attend university conventions, open days and careers fairs and to arrange their own work experience or shadowing placement. In Year 13, students complete their journey at Campion, having enjoyed many opportunities and challenges. Through effective teaching and learning and comprehensive pastoral support, our students flourish into young adults possessing both an excellent set of qualifications and a strong set of values. Our Year 13 Awards Evening allows our students to reflect on their time at Campion and realise that they are fully prepared for the next steps in their lives.


“ Students evidently enjoy both their studies and being part of, and contributing to, the Campion community.”  Ofsted

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