Learning for Life
We ensure our students have the knowledge and confidence to make positive, safe and aspirational decisions about their lives whilst at school and for their futures.
Learning for Life
We ensure students fulfil their potential and are fully prepared and qualified to leave school and move onto the next stage of their lives.
Learning for Life
We ensure that students are highly literate and numerate, able to apply their skills and knowledge to new and different situations, to achieve well in school and beyond.
Learning for Life
We ensure that our students are active and independent learners who strive to achieve their best in every learning situation and will continue to do so throughout their lives.
We are excited to launch Show My Homework to parents, an online tool that shows all of your children’s homework and deadlines.
Visit the Lavington School Live Homework Calendar and use the filters to view your child’s homework tasks.
We hope that this service will provide parents with an insight into how much and what type of homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.
- No login required - Simply go to the school website and click the homework calendar
- Easy to use - It only takes a couple of clicks to see the homework timetable for your child.
- View anytime - You don’t have to wait until they arrive home, find out if they have homework the moment a teacher sets it.
In addition to this, parents and students will receive a login to their own area and this will show only your childs homework without the need for the filters.
Your child will be given is given login on the first day of term and as parent, you will receive yours via Parent Portal.
At Lavington we understand the need to ensure a smooth transition from primary to a safe and caring secondary school. There is a strong sense of community at our school, where students feel valued and are given opportunities to develop as empowered learners.
The positive relationships which exist between students and staff are a real strength at Lavington. This allows children to develop into young men and women who are able to work independently and collaboratively, to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for themselves and others.
Secondary education comes at a crucial phase in life-preparation, and all our staff delight in helping students fulfil their potential. We provide challenge and support for all learners, and believe in praise, reward, encouragement and the celebration of success.
Working in partnership with parents and the wider community, we believe Lavington provides the best preparation for our students to move on to the next stage of their education and development.
Sarah Lowkis, Headteacher
Here at Lavington we are developing an exciting and challenging curriculum. We commit extra time to English and mathematics where needed.
This allows students to quickly attain the proficiency in literacy and numeracy that will enable them to address the broader range of subjects with confidence.
We will discuss individual curriculum pathways with pupils and their parents. Personalised programmes will be created to develop pupils’ particular strengths while enabling them to make good progress in all subjects.
Our specialist and dedicated staff ensure that lessons meet individual needs, supported by the best information technology and teaching and learning resources.
Morning exams will start at 9am and afternoon exams will start at 1pm.
Other exam dates to note are:
Tuesday 24th March – Drama performance exam
Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th March – Music performance exams
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st April - Graphics exam – class 11C
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April – Graphics exam - class 11B
Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th May – Art exam.
We are delighted with our results this year, our best ever, reflecting the hard work and commitment of students and staff.
85% achieved five plus A* - C, 74% including English and maths. Every subject maintained the high standard from last year or improved, showing how strong we are across the board.
We have worked hard to stretch our most able students and an amazing 18% of the year group achieved ten plus A*/A, with four students achieving at least 10 A* grades: Eleanor Gibbs, Alexander Griffiths, Rachel Middleton-Jones and Emily Withers.
A number of students were entered for additional maths and five gained A^ grade, higher than A*.
Many students exceeded their targets and all of our students should be very proud of their achievement.
At Lavington School we pride ourselves on providing a secure, stable and well-ordered environment based on high educational standards and genuine care and concern for individuals. We work with all students, whatever their ability, to help them achieve their potential. We aim for students to leave Lavington School as confident young people, ready to take on new challenges and have a lifelong love of learning. Our students will have resilience and resourcefulness and the wisdom to treat others with respect and courtesy, and this forms the foundation of our ethos.
Our exam results have regularly been in the top 5% nationally and OFSTED judged the school to be 'Good with Outstanding Features' in July 2014.
Important as academic achievement is, there is much more to life at Lavington School. We are well known for our successes in sports and outdoor pursuits as well as excelling in art, music and drama. Many students are involved in charitable work and community projects both within school and the wider community.
We are proud of our achievements at Lavington School, but there is always more we can do. By working together, we can shape a future for our young people in which they achieve more than they dreamed possible.
Lavington School is identified as being one of the most successful schools in the country and has been highly rated by Ofsted. At the heart of this success are the core values that I and the whole school community believe are important:
Excellent teaching by experienced, specialist teachers
Individual care through an excellent pastoral system
High levels of achievement through a challenging academic curriculum chosen to give students the best life chances
Innovation in all aspects of education
Traditional values of behaviour, appearance and conduct
Developing personal leadership through a wide programme of extra-curricular activities.
At Lavington, we believe that every member of staff contributes to the development of your son or daughter; whatever their role, we expect all staff to support your child, challenge them to excel and celebrate their achievements. It is only through close partnership between students, their families and school staff that we can make your child’s dreams a reality.
Mrs Sarah Lowkis
We like to make our students happy...
Getting involved in activities outside the normal currriculum can enhance their confidence, boost self-esteem and, for some, can introduce them to a life-long interest.
Our extra curricular programme is wide and varied, with opportinities to join new clubs each term. From sports, art, music and drama to knitting - we've got these and more!