How we teach. How you learn.

A Passion for Learning

We put thinking at the heart of learning at James Hornsby. As an accredited Exeter University Thinking School, we are recognised for our sophisticated and ambitious approach to teaching and learning.

We want our young people to become confident, articulate and successful adults through an innovative approach to learning. That is why we foster the essential skills every young person needs for academic success and the world of work, including:

  • independence,
  • resilience,
  • perseverance,
  • resourcefulness,
  • creativity,
  • risk taking,
  • leadership, and
  • teamwork

We invest in our staff so that they have the very best training and resources to deliver outstanding lessons every day. Outstanding Teacher programmes, Masters degrees, action research projects and leadership training are just some of the programmes available, supporting staff to deliver inspirational lessons.

Lessons are structured within a broad and balanced curriculum model, which drives high academic achievement whilst nurturing creative and sporting talent. Students receive a wealth of learning opportunities including: triple science; a range of modern foreign languages; and specialised music lessons, from classical instruments to our thriving school rock band.

Learning at The James Hornsby School is our core business.   As a school we have invested a lot of time and resources into improving the learning experience of every child that attends our school.  A key focus of learning at James Hornsby is the recent development of The Knowledge Block.  The Knowledge Block describes an approach to developing effective and independent learners at The James Hornsby School.