I’ve really enjoyed coming to Lavington. It’s brilliant and I’ve made lots of new friends. Connor Yr. 7
The teachers at Lavington School showed me respect, believed in me and showed me where to go. Now after five years, I can respect myself, believe in myself and know exactly where I’m going and how to get there. Katie, Year 11
One of the greatest features of Lavington is the trust they put in you. I am a prefect, a paired reader, a peer mentor and a form representative, and served on committees, and I’m not even in my final year! Rob, Year 10
When I came to Lavington I felt anxious. I only knew one person from my old school. I was shy and didn't enjoy school. But with the help from my Pastoral Support Managers, I felt more welcome. I met loads of friends and am now very happy. I felt very welcome when I came to Lavington and it is a great school. Emma, Year 8
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.
Martin Watson, 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.
An amazing 83% of students achieved 5 or more C grades in their GCSEs/BTECs in 2013, reflecting real effort and commitment from both students and staff.
Maths and Science achieved 87% and 85% grade C or higher, with 70% getting 2 science qualifications at this level. Our figure for 5 or more A* - C including English and Maths improved to 63%, but this was not as big an improvement as we expected.
The government are concerned that nationally the most able and those entitled to the pupil premium are not doing well enough. I am delighted that 27% of results were at A* or A, with a very impressive 25 students getting at least 5 A or A* grades.Amongst the highest performers were Corinne Mason 11 A* and 2 A, Charlotte Adams 10 A* and 3 A, Abbie Coleman 7 A* and 5 A, Dan Springate 6 A* and 6 A, Lucy Armitstead and Josh Bond both 6 A* and 5 A, Jake Daykin, Eleanor Cheetham and Rhianna Steele all with 10 A*/A grades.
There were also many other students who achieved better than they were predicted. The gap between those on free school meals and those who are not has narrowed significantly for the second year running.
Lavington School is a popular, successful, mixed rural 11 – 16 comprehensive. Staff, students, parents, and governors are very proud of their school.
Working in partnership with parents and the wider community, we believe that Lavington provides the best preparation for our students to move on to the next stage of their education. Students are encouraged to take the many opportunities which are provided for them to develop into young men and women and become increasingly responsible, for themselves and for others. They are truly ‘Learning for life’ at Lavington.
Our school has always enjoyed a good reputation, but we never allow ourselves to become complacent. We strive to maintain and improve standards, and we constantly review the education systems, structures and approaches to teaching which will further improve learning. We aim to provide challenging learning activities through well-planned lessons, using a wide range of teaching methods.
We became an academy in January 2011 to enable us to make more of the decisions on how we best meet the needs of our students.
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!