Welcome to Granville Sports College - Jo Kingswood (Head Teacher)
“The small school with a big heart.”
At Granville, you will find a caring, safe and harmonious school. The ethos of the school is best summed up by our motto “ a small school with a big heart” and we pride ourselves in being an inclusive 11-16 school where how our pupils learn matters just as much as what they learn. We want our pupils to enjoy learning and feel challenged to do their best in a friendly, yet purposeful environment. We believe the key to good learning is high quality teaching delivered in a calm, work-like atmosphere where good relationships and mutual respect are underpinned by traditional British values such as politeness, equality and tolerance.
Whilst we work hard to ensure our pupils enjoy coming to school, the core purpose of the school is learning and we will work hard to ensure that all our pupils, no matter what their ability, can achieve. We have the highest expectations of all our pupils and ensure that our curriculum meets each pupil’s needs, including those who have special educational needs and those who are academically able or talented in a particular area such as sport or the arts. We recognise success in its widest sense and actively promote and support achievement in the arts, sport and the wider school curriculum.
We are proud of the many opportunities we give our pupils to be listened to and to make a contribution to the school community through pupil voice. Our Pupil Parliament, leadership opportunities and prefect system all complement our traditional and strong pastoral system. Our high attendance rates are testimony to the fact that our pupils feel safe coming to school and know that we will deal with any incidents of unacceptable behaviour swiftly. Incidents of bullying are rare and our vertical tutor system and small school community enable us to keep a close eye on all of our pupils.
We work in partnership with parents, the governing body and the local community and encourage and welcome visitors to our school. We would urge any prospective parents or carers to come and see us in action and experience what we have to offer first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact the school reception on 01283 216765 and we will gladly arrange a tour of the school with a member of staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have. If a parent has a query they should contact their child's Form Tutor. Members of the public who have a query should contact Mr Tilley, Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Jackson, Deputy Head Teacher or Mrs Smith, Assistant Head Teacher. These queries where appropriate will be forwarded to the relevant member of staff.