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High Achieving Pupils

At Central Foundation Boys’ School we aim to meet the needs of all pupils so that when they leave school they have the qualifications, skills and experiences needed to be successful in the most competitive university, job or apprenticeship applications. Accordingly, our high-achieving pupils are recognised by the school and supported with their development, both in and out of the classroom. As a school we ensure that we:

  • Meet the needs of the high-achieving pupils in their academic careers by planning for and delivering a highly challenging curriculum;
  • Meet the needs of students who excel in areas outside the classroom by giving them the opportunities and support they need to maintain and improve high standards;
  • Recognise that strategies used to raise the standards of our high-achieving pupils will help raise the standards of all pupils;
  • Develop all our students as independent and reflective learners to prepare them to become leaders in their future careers.

The Deputy Headteachers responsible for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 work closely with other senior leaders and the Directors of Learning to meet these needs and help classroom teachers to plan lessons that support these aims.

The following strategies enable the school to meet the above aims:

  • Identifying high-achieving pupils in each year group after each assessment point and ensure that this register is communicated with all staff and that parents of high-achieving pupils are aware of this;
  • Monitoring the progress of the high-achieving pupils so that opportunities and interventions can be arranged to those that need them;
  • Communicating with staff the appropriate support and intervention strategies that will help high-achieving pupils in their development;
  • Communicating with parents the support that they can offer their child to develop as independent and reflective learners;
  • Providing educational opportunities which will inspire students as learners and instil a culture of excellence in the student body;
  • Providing training opportunities for staff to develop teaching and learning plans that are sufficiently challenging for high-achieving pupils.

Classroom Teachers

Each classroom teacher will help the identified high-achieving pupils in their class by:

  • Recognising that planning strategies and lessons to raise standards for high-achieving pupils will help raise standards for all;
  • Creating teaching and learning plans that will enable high-achieving pupils to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate excellent understanding of the key learning objectives of their programme of study;
  • Providing students with opportunities to complete challenging homework and independent learning projects.

For further information, please contact Ms Harries by e-mailing

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