Headteacher : B Lawrance BSc (Hons) MSc NPQH
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Welcome to the Frederick Gough School Website
Frederick Gough School remains at the heart of the community that it serves. As a community school our main aim is to ensure that all of our children leave as individuals who are academically successful, happy, sociable, well rounded and ready to succeed with their next steps in life. Learning is at the centre of all that we do and we are proud of the excellent results that our children achieve.
Our intention is that staff and pupils alike aim for the school to be in the top 25% of schools in the country. In almost all cases this is successful. We achieve this through personalising the curriculum, accurate tracking of achievement and feedback, strong parental communication and a supportive, safe and caring environment which is regularly endorsed through parental feedback.
We often say that Frederick Gough is a mixture of the traditional and the modern. We expect children to be polite and open doors for people, but equally the staff would also do that for students.
A unique feature of Frederick Gough School is our open option system at KS4. This allows all students to choose the courses which are most appropriate for them. We work really hard to build a curriculum around our students and do not shoe-horn them into appropriate courses. For example, we teach the traditional 3 sciences in the grammar stream (blue pathway) but we also offer BTEC science to those for whom it is appropriate.
We pride ourselves on working in a large school with all of the benefits which that brings, whilst creating a small school feel with outstanding care, guidance and support. The personal values we share, the support we have for each other and the "feel" of the school is immeasurable but profound.