Academic Life

Independent School Education at Scarisbrick Hall School

“Every pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School is valued for who they are. Whether they become one of our Oxbridge candidates, or successfully achieve a much-strived-for pass grade in end of year exams, you can be confident that he or she will have been stretched and supported to reach their full academic potential.” – Mr. Shaw, Headmaster.

Children at Scarisbrick Hall School pupils benefit from an independent school education that caters for their academic, social, and moral development. Pupils of all ages and abilities benefit from a bespoke curriculum, high-quality teaching staff, and an outstanding environment that helps to prepare them for their future lives.

Our curriculum

As an independent school, we are able to offer flexibility in the curriculum to suit the needs of your child. This means that we can tailor our curriculum offering to provide a more creative and engaging learning environment. Our First School curriculum offers a unique enhanced curriculum that is designed to not only provide a strong foundation but park the imagination of our pupils. The curriculum is supported by highly qualified teachers as well as subject specialists.

The Middle School curriculum (Year 5 – 8) begins in Year 5 where pupils are taught by specialist subject teachers in all of their lessons. They benefit from well resourced classrooms that are tailored for each individual subject. Pupils also undertake our unique Middle School Diploma, which has been designed to provide our pupils with the independent and collaborative learning skills they need for the next step in their educational journey.

When pupils enter College in Year 9, our unique curriculum and co-curricular programme encourages our students to develop the leadership skills, academic achievement, and the team working skills they need to excel. They are also able to take GCSE options earlier with many of our pupils achieving grade 7 – 9 (A*/A) Mathematics in Year 10.

Academic achievement

We are proud of the academic achievements of our pupils. Scarisbrick Hall School pupils consistently demonstrate excellent results in their GCSEs and A-Level qualifications. Over the past five years our pass rate has been over 96% with the majority of our pupils achieving at A*/A in their GCSEs..

In 2020 our Sixth Form students achieved exceptional results with 85% of grades A* – B and over 60% of the grades were at A*/A with an overall pass rate of 100%. All of the pupils gained places at the universities of their choice and we are delighted to share their fantastic achievement.

Visit our results page to find out more about our students’ achievements.

Monitoring academic progress

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School, as a high performing independent school, we believe in transparency and clear communication with our parents. Every half term (approximately every six weeks), , parents receive an update on their child’s progress with written reports being issued twice a year. Teachers often meet to discuss students’ progress, where barriers to learning are examined and tackled to ensure that all of our pupils achieve their potential.

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