We are very proud of our pupil success and look to celebrate their achievements wherever possible. Some of the highlights are:
For more information on enrichment, see here.
‘We are extremely happy that Cornelius Vermuyden recognised that our son was an able child. With their continued support, we are positive that he will achieve his dreams. Our son also thoroughly enjoys the ‘Brilliant Club’ which allows him a taste of university too. The support and information for us parents of gifted children, is also very helpful and informative.’
- Parent of a Year 9 pupil
‘It is great to see the school take such an interest in high achieving pupils & I know you have had many meetings with my child within his Bursary group & individually.’
- Parent of a Year 10 pupil
‘As a high ability student, I have been given many opportunities, such as the ‘Brilliant Club’, which has helped me to do well and feel supported even further.’
- Year 9 pupil
‘I have been given lots of great opportunities in and out of the classroom as a high achiever at this school. I am a much more confident public speaker and as a musician, I have been given lots of chances to perform in public. Thanks to the school’s extra curricular programme, I have been given lots of opportunities to try new experiences and learn new skills. All teachers are supportive and willing to help me as I prepare for my GCSE’s and I would definitely recommend this school to any pupils, but especially those who are high achievers.’
- Year 10 pupil
Put simply, we believe that by providing high quality learning opportunities in the classroom every day, our highest achieving pupils will thrive at this school. This can be seen in the impressive 2017 GCSE results and through pupil and parental feedback.
We also believe that through offering high quality enrichment and extra curricular activities, we are able to offer ways to excite and motivate pupils beyond the classroom.
Events, information and masterclasses in the local area can be found at www.excellenceeast.co.uk
For pupils and families: www.nagcbritain.org.uk
Ideas for support: www.gridclub.com
A range of publications: www.nace.co.uk
Extension opportunities: www.masterclasses.co.uk
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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
Our prospectus gives you a fully-rounded view of life at Cornelius Vermuyden School, and comes complete with our latest exam results.
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.