Coventry, United Kingdom
About Coundon Court
Coundon Court is a successful and popular school that is routinely oversubscribed. This desire for parents to place their children in our hands is a measure of the trust that the local community is prepared to invest in our school. We take this responsibility very seriously indeed.
We work hard at involving students in the life of the school. Student leadership, involvement and ownership are major contributors to achievement and progress and are evidenced in many ways.
The key to the success of any school lies in the quality of the staff. Coundon Court prides itself on having highly qualified, highly motivated professionals, whose flair and imagination inspire young people in every way.
We are a team of staff who work well together. Our strength stems from the knowledge that we are all part of the same team and our success as a school drives from us all working to a common purpose, in an open and collaborative way.
Coundon Court believes in delivering the very best outcomes for all of our students. It is not enough to offer equal opportunity, it is much more significant to deliver high equity; we work to ensure that all students actually succeed.
The school has three phases of learning:
Phase 1 - a balanced and broad Key Stage Three curriculum in Years 7 and 8 that provides students with a strong foundation for examination study in Years 9 to 13.
Students receive 25, one hour lessons per week. This is proportionally allocated across a broad range of subjects to prepare them for examination study at Key Stage Four and also prepares them for the wider world and its challenges.
Phase 2 - a Key Stage Four examination based curriculum beginning in Year 9. This provides students with a three year window in which to secure their best possible outcomes and to be stretched as aptitude and ability allow.
All students pursue a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Religious Education. Students then select a range of subjects from the Arts, Design, Sport, Languages, Humanities, Social Science and ICT.
Phase 3 - a two year Sixth Form, offering both academic and vocational pathways for 16 - 18 year olds. The courses available offer excellent progression from GCSE and BTEC success in Year 11 and allow for progression onto university education or high level employment and training.
We have an incredibly extensive range of other activities for young people to engage with which will complement their social, academic and cultural development. These opportunities enable youngsters to grow into confident individuals as well as developing a range of very important social skills. They vary from gardening groups or debating societies to equestrian groups or community volunteers. All staff are strongly encouraged to participate and share in our enrichment programme.