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The James Hornsby School



Our school mission is to ensure ‘Together we Excel’, working collaboratively to support and challenge everyone to reach their potential.

Every student is placed in a family group, called a college when they join our school. This helps facilitate transition from primary, providing stability and consistency for pupils and parents throughout their time with us. Siblings are always placed in the same college. The system encourages cross-year friendship networks, and provides role models, mentoring, collaboration and support through the vertical tutor system.

In each college there is a senior leader, a Head of College, a Pastoral Officer and a team of form tutors who all monitor, support and challenge their students to achieve excellence.


The college system focuses on ensuring:

Pupils feel part of The James Hornsby ‘family’ Ofsted 2021


Positive relationships between pupils and staff contribute to pupils feeling safe and happy Ofsted 2021


Pupils feel well supported by the staff in their school

Ofsted 2021

We embed our values through the college system:

Family – We show respect and support for one another

Pride – We build character through grit, resilience and independence

Ambition – We have high expectations and aspirations in all we do

Excellence – We have the inspiration and creativity to learn and grow