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I chose to send my daughter to Eden Park High School in their first year of opening, and I’m so happy I did. My daughter has blossomed and grown in the two years she has been in the school, into a thoughtful, considerate, confident and a well-rounded young person. PARENT


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Choosing Eden Park for our son was the best decision we could have made! The pastoral care is fantastic and all of the staff really helped my anxious son with his transition into Year 7. The staff really care at Eden Park! PARENT


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WELCOME A NEW SCHOOL THAT OPENED IN 2017, EDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL IS PROVIDING AN INSPIRATIONAL CURRICULUM WITHIN A STATE OF THE ART CAMPUS FOR BRIGHT AND AMBITIOUS STUDENTS. THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO CONSIDER EDEN PARK AS A SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD. I am extremely proud of my dedicated staff; they will encourage and guide your child to achieve their varied aspirations. These are teachers who are passionate about their subjects, possess the ability to instil that love of learning in their students and build trusted relationships with their classes. Our community comes from diverse backgrounds, yet we are united in our pursuit to be the best that we can be. Students are prepared for the 21st Century world of work and their skills are further developed through our extended school day, 8:15-4:45. We engage and inspire every student through an enrichment programme, where students are encouraged to follow their interests and passions. You will see your child flourish and grow as they achieve their full potential. The well-being of every student is integral to our school and our experienced, caring pastoral staff are

committed to developing the whole child. Our pastoral approach is rooted in traditional values of kindness, mutual respect and excellent standards of behaviour. We teach our students to make positive behaviour choices for the benefit of themselves and others. Together, we work for success. I encourage you to come and see us for yourselves. Once you have joined us we will work in partnership with yourselves to ensure that your child has every opportunity to shine. We offer a safe and happy community where our students discover themselves and see their future. With our guidance and nurturing, there is no limit to where that could be. Emily Codling Headteacher


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TO BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE “TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE” IS THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL THAT WE DO AND IT ENCOMPASSES THE HIGH ASPIRATIONS THAT WE HOLD FOR EVERY CHILD. WE BELIEVE THAT STUDENTS HAVE ONE CHANCE AT THEIR EDUCATION AND WITH US THEIR EXPERIENCES LEAD TO SUCCESS. WE SET AMBITIOUS TARGETS AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS TO REACH THESE; ACHIEVEMENT AT ALL LEVELS IS CELEBRATED AND REWARDED. Our staff place great value on developing high quality relationships with the students and every student’s unique ability is nurtured. Students are supported by their tutors who provide daily guidance to ensure students are equipped to manage all aspects of life, both in and out of school. The form is the centre of pastoral life and the tutor is the child’s daily champion; their supporter who keeps an eye on their well-being. Beyond the tutor is the deputy head of year, head of year, team of learning mentors, pastoral director and deputy head pastoral. Each of these trusted colleagues plays a key role in the supportive matrix around your child. We believe in our students and in turn they have confidence in themselves. Some of the older students in the school mentor the younger years, giving them advice about friendship groups, managing secondary school work and general support. Students can

sometimes feel more comfortable speaking with someone closer to their own age; this is just one way that we are fostering a strong Eden Park community. The curriculum is broad and tailor-made so that every student is motivated and engaged. Learning pathways are carefully designed so that they meet all student’s needs and abilities. A busy child is a happy child and happiness leads to success. A student’s day will be full as they experience a wide range of subject areas, from Science to Performing Arts, from English to Modern Foreign Languages, from Creative Arts to Humanities. Parents are a key factor in determining their child’s success in school. We look for mutual support and work with yourselves to provide the right balance of help, comfort and boundaries as and when they are needed for your children.


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We uphold traditional values and teach our students the importance of perseverance.

BE FULFILLED


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My daughter has never been happier at school and we couldn’t be prouder of how well she has done - which is thanks to the wonderful team at Eden Park High School. PARENT

BE VALUED


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TRADITIONAL VALUES TRADITIONAL VALUES ARE CENTRAL TO THE RUNNING OF OUR SCHOOL. Manners matter and uniform is worn with pride. Every successful school needs excellent behaviour for learning. We teach our students the importance of making positive choices for the benefit of both themselves and others. Eden Park High School is built on relationships and we uphold traditional values; teaching our students the importance of hard work, tenacity and courtesy. Our students respect each other’s views, recognise right from wrong, are socially adept and respect and celebrate diversity. The well-being of every child is central to all that we do and our staff are committed to developing the whole child. We encourage all of our students to make positive differences to the whole community and encourage them to stand by their individual responsibilities and appreciate the contributions that they can make. Our students are committed to many community projects, including links with primary schools, care homes and looking after our natural environment.

Student leadership is strong and student voice is encouraged through many schemes, including peer mentoring, school council and a prefect system. Each student is valued as an individual and we work hard to ensure that their unique abilities are nurtured. Our students work in co-educational abilitybased groups for most of their subjects. They also have the opportunity to experience mixed ability teaching and single gender groupings when appropriate. Each student is stretched and challenged so that they can fulfil their full potential. All students need to be fluent in literacy and numeracy. At Eden Park High School, numeracy and literacy underpin all subjects to ensure that we are developing strong and courageous learners.


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21ST CENTURY SKILLS EDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL PREPARES YOUR CHILD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORLD OF WORK AS OUR STUDENTS DEVELOP CORE SKILLS NEEDED FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT. We have a STEM specialism and through this our students develop core skills that prepare them for the world of work. Our bespoke and modern campus has incredible facilities which support our highly qualified staff in delivering a first-class education; well-equipped Science laboratories, exceptional workshop areas, WIFI access, extensive libraries and up-to-date ICT facilities across all departments. The school’s Computing Suites, Media Rooms, Recording Studio and Music Technology Zones have industry-standard equipment. We have highly effective security features to ensure that your child is safeguarded. Through our STEM projects we integrate virtual reality technology, robotics projects, programming software and outdoor learning to emphasise to our students how they can apply the skills they are learning to future careers. Our STEM based curriculum develops confident, collaborative learners who are able to solve problems, take an enquiry-based approach to their learning, be effective team workers and have high levels of digital literacy. These are all key attributes that will improve their future

chances of employability. Learning also takes place outside of the classroom through exciting and powerful learning experiences. Our STEM programme is promoted further through our enrichment programme run in our extended school day. Information and guidance are provided to every student through a personalised careers programme so that they are fully prepared for their next stage of life. The careers department at Eden Park provides excellent information, guidance, activities and one-to-one consultations for students of a variety of routes into different industries. To widen student’s horizons, we participate annually in Young Enterprise, competing against thousands of other schools. We are also very fortunate to welcome regular guest speakers from a range of industry backgrounds who conduct workshops which demonstrate different job opportunities and the evolving world of work. This thorough approach to careers inspires the students, helps them to make sensible choices and mentors them to have success in the future.


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Extending the school day means we can offer a broader and deeper education.

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We prepare your child for the 21st Century world of work.

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EXTENDED LEARNING EVERY CHILD IS UNIQUE AND OUR EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY ENABLES US TO SUPPORT THEM TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE. Our students have a distinct seven year journey through Eden Park High School as they embark upon their own personal pathway which is defined through the extended learning day. Providing an extended school day leads to outstanding achievement for all students. Extending school hours enables us to offer a broader and deeper education in an inspirational environment. During this time, all homework, revision and catch-up interventions take place. This means that when your child comes home to you, your priority is to be a family as opposed to completing homework ready for the next day. At Eden Park High School we have no glass ceilings in any area of school life and we have the highest expectations for all of our students. The extended school day means that we can meet individual needs, support

academic progress and improve future outcomes. Academic progress is monitored very closely and expectations are made clear. Through the extended day we will support your child whenever extra help is needed. High quality teaching is provided to overcome any barriers to learning. This leads to outstanding achievement for all of our students. Extending the school day means that we are able to offer a broader and deeper education as every student fulfils their individual potential according to their abilities, skills and interests. Through an extended day staff get to know their students extremely well, meaning that they are there not only for academic support, but also to broaden student’s horizons through our extensive and inclusive enrichment programme.


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ENRICHMENT FOR ALL A FIRST-CLASS ACADEMIC EDUCATION IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP IN DEVELOPING YOUR CHILD AT EDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL AND STUDENTS NEED MORE THAN JUST EXCELLENT EXAMINATION RESULTS TO EXCEL IN THE MODERN WORLD. We engage and inspire our students through an adventurous enrichment programme. They are encouraged to follow their own interests and passions, supported by experienced staff members who understand young people and have the capacity to support them through the journey of adolescence. We develop every child as an individual and expect a good humoured willingness to take part in our enrichment programme. Students have the opportunity to flourish in an enriched curriculum which is made possible by our extended school day. The enrichment curriculum is tailor-made, offering a range of pathways to every student. At the end of each year our students finish with a wide variety of extra-curricular qualifications; including CREST, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Duke of Edinburgh. These types of qualifications are increasingly regarded by universities and places of work for the way in which they demonstrate an individual’s wider inter-personal skills and levels of commitment. By building this additional portfolio of qualifications, we are giving your child “The Edge” for when they go out into the world of work. All of these qualifications are delivered as a taught part of the curriculum and your child will be supervised and mentored for their individual area of interest. Within the enrichment programme, students will be encouraged to be outward-looking, contribute to the community and work alongside a diverse range of people. Charity events, linking with other schools, residential trips, Duke of Edinburgh; these all develop a

sense of responsibility and purpose and show our students that they can really make a positive difference to others. Sport thrives at Eden Park High School, offering all students the opportunity to compete at a range of levels, play together as a team, improve personal fitness and practice key skills. The girls’ teams are established in netball, rounders and football. The boys’ teams have an excellent reputation in rugby, football and basketball. There are many other sports that the students can play, including table tennis, cricket, athletics and tennis. Our facilities are outstanding: 4-court MUGA, 4-court Sports Hall, FIFA regulation 3G, 2 FA quality grass pitches, a fully equipped gym and 3 activity studios. All equipment and facilities are brand-new as of September 2019. These facilities are also enjoyed by the local community outside of school hours. We celebrate the full range of Creative and Performing Arts and through these subjects we promote student’s creativity, imagination and individuality. The spaces are inspirational: we have a dark room, kiln, outside Art areas, drama studios, technology workshops, resistant materials machines, Apple-Mac Music Suite; to name just a few. We have some budding musicians and they enjoy the peripatetic lessons on offer, participating in our orchestra and bands, Master classes and competitions. One of our annual highlights is when all of Year 7 perform in the Christmas Concert in our hall which is surrounded with audio-visual equipment.


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Eden Park offers a very broad and interesting curriculum to suit every child’s intellectual and personal abilities. Cooking, dance, art, drama, as well as the core subjects all help to build confidence in our children and prepare them for the real world. PARENT

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