Cornelius Vermuyden School seeks to provide a quality education within a supportive, caring and disciplined environment to pupils of all abilities and to work with and for the local community.
The education we offer recognises every person as an individual in his or her own right and aims to develop each child's intellectual, cultural, emotional, spiritual, social and physical capacities to the full.
This education celebrates the achievements of each individual and strives for excellence in the development and performance of every child in order that each is able to contribute positively to society at large.
be active partners in a learning society with our local family of schools and our local community, sharing resources and expertise, developing and promoting good practice;
make extensive use of ICT, exploiting new technologies in developing new approaches to teaching and learning across the curriculum;
develop and disseminate good practice to share with other schools, across Canvey Island, country-wide and beyond;
To create a safe and stimulating learning environment in which all pupils will be able to develop their abilities and personal qualities to the full:
To equip every pupil to be able to play a role as a responsible citizen:
To encourage every pupil to strive for excellence:
To provide an education that promotes education as a lifelong process:
To develop links with the community and local businesses for the provision of opportunities for the pupils of the school and members of the local community:
Cornelius Vermuyden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff to share this commitment.
We are able to offer a unique experience to learners, embracing them in an immersive environment that inspires creativity and captures imaginations. Whether the curriculum is focusing on Tudor or Roman times, Space, Underwater, or anything else you can think of, the Immersive Room will take you there.READ MORE
Wearing uniform is obligatory; all pupils must comply with the school's uniform code. Not only does the uniform and smartness of out pupils add to the school's image and prestige in the wider community, but it contributes to a business-like atmosphere conductive to achievement.READ MORE
We place a strong emphasis on pupils participating in activities beyond their regular timetable. These activities develop pupils' social skills, as well as their particular talents and interests. Involvement in such activities also creates a more rounded individual that future employers and colleges look out for.READ MORE
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Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and this section of our website will provide you with more information about the school in order to make an informed choice with respect to your child’s future education. Please find attached the latest version of our “Enrolling Now” booklet.
This booklet provides you with some key information regarding the schools educational philosophy, core values and ethos. Furthermore, it provides details of the latest Ofsted report (May 2015), faculty/subject information and details of some of the latest examination results.
If you are considering applying for a place for your child at our school please visit the 'Admissions Information' section of our website.
Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).
Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships” and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school’s work with its high achieving pupils.
However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a ‘growth mindset’ at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.