Leehurst Swan School

Salisbury

Independent Co-Educational Day School

Tel: 01722 333094

Senior School General Information

'Personal development is excellent' - ISI 2017

Senior School General Information

School Times

8.30 – 8.45 Registration 12.40 – 1.10 Lunch 1.10 – 1.45 Activities/Break
8.45 – 9.20 Period 1   1.45 – 1.50 Registration
9.20 – 9.55 Period 2   1.50 – 2.25 Period 7
9.55 – 10.20 Break   2.25 – 3.00 Period 8
10.20 – 10.55 Period 3   2.25 – 3.00 Period 8
10.55 – 11.30 Period 4   3.00 – 3.35 Period 9
11.30 – 12.05 Period 5    
12.05 – 12.40 Period 6    

Assemblies Period 1 Monday, Whole school.
Period 9 – Friday, Senior School

Supervision before and after School

Pupils can arrive at school any time after 8.00am. There is no charge for this facility. There is After School Study for pupils in the Senior School that runs until 5 pm each day supervised by the teaching staff for which there is no charge.

Curriculum

Years 7 – 9 (Key Stage 3)

All pupils follow a broad curriculum consisting of Art, Design Technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, PE, Games, Chemistry, Physics and Biology and RS.  In addition the pupils follow a course in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education.  Each pupil also has a period with their academic vertical tutor.  A second modern foreign language is introduced in Year 8 (Spanish or German)

Year 10 & 11 (Key Stage 4)

Pupils study a core of GCSE subjects including English Language and Literature, Mathematics, separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language.  To supplement the core subjects, there is a wide range of options available including Art, Photography, Design Technology, Music, PE and Drama.  In addition each pupil studies a short course in ICT and RS to GCSE.

Excellence extends beyond the purely academic; our pupils’ commitment to music, art, drama, sports, the environment and to helping others through community and charity fundraising are a credit to them.  Pupils are expected to demonstrate care for each other and value the contributions each can make. They celebrate the achievements of others and are keen to show their work in displays around the school.

Lunch

Hot lunches are available in school for an additional charge of £3.50.  These lunches are brought into school using fresh local ingredients alternatively children have packed lunches.  Pupils may have a snack at break-time.

Caring

We pride ourselves on the high standard of pastoral care we provide. We want our pupils to develop into confident, independent young people who share our Christian values of respect and care for the individual and awareness of the needs of others. The school encourages involvement in community service and the pupils participate in various fund-raising activities to help others less fortunate than ourselves.

Our values are summarised in the School motto: Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est’.‘Where there is charity and love you will find God’.

GCSE Results Summer 2017

GCSE 2017

89% of Pupils achieved A*-C in 5 subjects or more including Maths and English.

Homework

  • Is intended to be done by the pupils out of lesson times.
  • This may involve discussions with your parents
  • should be carried out in a quiet place away from distractions
  •  should be attempted alone, using your own resources.  Do not copy.  If you get stuck, try to think of another way of tackling the problem; do not give up.  If really stuck, then ask an adult to write a note to explain that you did find it difficult and quietly ask the subject teacher for help the next day.
  • Do not cut and paste from the internet. Follow the instructions given by the teacher.
  •  Hand homework in on time.
  • Use schoolbase online if you have no written the homework in your diary.

In an emergency, if it is impossible to do homework on a particular night, a letter from a parent must be sent to relevant teacher (one letter will be sufficient).

Senior Homework timetable Homework timetable 2017-18

Length of Homework

Years 7 and 8 have 20 -30 minutes per subject

Year 9 have 30 – 40 minutes per subject

In Y10 and 11, homework is one and a half hours maximum per GCSE subject.

 

Applications for Entry into the Senior School

Acceptance for entry into the Senior School is dependent on performance in the Entrance Examination, a report from the candidate’s previous school and an interview.

Parents wishing their children to be considered for entry should complete a Registration Form and return it, together with the Registration Fee of £50, to the School.

The Entrance Examination will take place on a Saturday in January and consists of a Science paper, a Mathematics paper, and an English Paper.

All candidates will be called for interview within two weeks of the Examination.

Prep School

Ages 5 - 11 years

The Nest & Pre-Prep

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years