I would like to welcome you to Plymstock School. I am honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to lead such a vibrant, caring and hard working school community where students, staff and governors remain restless in their pursuit of excellence with the firm belief that better never stops! They simply aspire to be the very best they can be.
Our mission is to empower young people, through education, to have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life and make a positive contribution to society. Our inclusive school culture is underpinned by the core values of compassion, collaboration and creativity.
We believe that key to achieving our mission, is giving every single pupil a broad, balanced and ambitious academic curriculum, that has knowledge at its heart. The central place of knowledge acquisition within our curriculum is explicit and we provide rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply this broad knowledge. Powerful knowledge takes a pupil beyond their own experience. It is knowledge that many will not have access to at home, amongst their friends or in the communities in which they live. We are all the inheritors of the great ideas, writings and discoveries of the past and the young people of Plymouth have a right to learn this knowledge.
By learning our curriculum, we know that our pupils will be provided with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life and make that positive contribution to society. We take great pride that we continue to support every single pupil to successfully complete their education at Plymstock School in which it allows them to access the opportunities and make informed choices to pursue their personal and career aspirations. This includes continuing with their education, employment or training. This is also true at the highest academic level and we are delighted to frequently have pupils gain places at both Oxford and Cambridge University.
Pastoral care provision is very strong and we provide a safe learning environment in which pupils can thrive. By developing strong, positive and trusting relationships with our pupils and their families it allows us to work in collaboration to ensure all pupils fulfil their potential and develop their talents. Our character curriculum enables pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and experiences to support their personal development as young people and fully prepare them for the demands and challenges of our ever-changing multicultural society and be equipped for life in modern Britain.
The facilities are of a very high standard and the school has benefited from nearly £3 million of capital investment, enabling amongst other things: the further enhancing of our sporting facilities, new classrooms and a 400-seater Arts Centre, with a dedicated, professional performance space. This investment continues to support the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide our pupils, from sports to drama and music to science. In addition, we aim to offer cultural experiences beyond the school gates, including work experience, pupil leadership, trips, visits, excursions and our annual enrichment week programme.
We are very proud of our school community and our restless focus on securing the highest possible outcomes for all our pupils, we firmly believe that this unlocks doors for a brighter future!
Please feel free to contact us and we warmly encourage you to visit our school community.