Our students

The HENLEY College believes in providing an environment which offers every individual the same opportunity to participate and provides guidance and support to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

EDI FOCUS GROUP

This group meets termly to highlight best EDI practice and discuss any concerns.

GIFTED AND TALENTED

There is a coordinator for the Gifted and Talented students and activities have been promoted to extend learning opportunities. There is also an Oxbridge coordinator who identifies potential among first year students and encourages participation in challenging learning opportunities.

There are many curriculum trips which offer additional learning opportunities, including Rome and Sicily for Classics and Ancient History, Paris for Travel and Tourism, Barcelona for Photography and New York and Washington for Creative Media among countless others. Gifted students are also given one-to-one tutorials by the two members of the Principalship and mock interviews for Oxbridge and medical/veterinary schools. This demonstrates the high commitment from the senior leadership team to stretching the most able students.

Talented students are identified at the applications and enrolment stage and through a physical activity questionnaire early in the first term. Outstanding sporting students are offered the sports development programme which provides high level training as well as coaching awards. This is an outstanding provision and opportunity in the sports of rowing, basketball, hockey, football and rugby and many students perform at county and national level. Students compete at national level in karate, dance, karting, cycling, sailing, lacrosse, motorcycle trials, rugby, athletics, golf, dressage, tennis, swimming, netball, rowing, Tai-Kwan-Do, horse riding , boxing, heptathlon and ice hockey. For a group of students across all sports there is performance-enhancing mental skills training by a qualified performance coach to raise the level of their performance.

STUDENT SUPPORT (UPGRADE)

Care, guidance and support for all students are outstanding; all students are given an initial assessment in order to identify at an early stage any support needs. Support is therefore prompt and matches student's individual needs. Tutors are given recommended differentiations for each identified student which they are asked to use in their teaching methods. The provision of additional support is outstanding in that it covers wide range of emotional, psychological and other learning needs.