Academically most Able (AMA)

2013 Future Scholar

Photo: 2013 Future Scholars’ Award - Visit to Cambridge University

The school recognises that every pupil, whatever their ability, needs to be educated in a way that enables them to fulfil their potential. For this reason, and in line with current Government guidelines, the school has a policy that seeks to identify, support and challenge high-ability pupils. The school recognises that for these pupils to fulfil their potential, the work and environment provided for them needs to be stimulating and challenging; they need to be pushed to make the most of their ability. The support that we offer includes:

  • Years 7-11 enrichment days.
  • Future scholars’ award.
  • Youth speaks competition.
  • Jack Petchy speak out competition.
  • Native speaker days
  • Differentiated tasks within the classroom – stretch and challenge
  • Enrichment bulletin
  • Wider reading and extension material in all subjects
  • Information about 6th form/HE opportunities
  • Career fairs, university information and visits. Targeted information to Yr 10/11 about curriculum pathways, 6th form/HE opportunities
  • Medicine and Law evening – Years 8 – U6
  • Proven academic success for the academically most able: 2013-14 AMA cohort: A/A* - 78%; A* - 36% 

Further reading and information: 

IGGY is a no fee global educational social network designed to help gifted and talented young people aged 13-18 realise their full potential. Members have access to great educational resources and get to work with top academics and other gifted and talented young people around the world.


Year 9 students attend the Local Democracy week

Mrs Brown took 13 of our AMA Year 9 pupils to County Chambers in Chelmsford as part of Local Democracy week. The pupils met representatives from schools around the county who had also shown an interest in democracy and did activities such as a local government budgeting exercise and Q&A with county councillors.