It is with great pleasure that I introduce the new school website to you. With approximately 900 students we are still a relatively small secondary school. This assists our friendly and caring approach by enabling us to know each individual student very well. We build on this with our innovative ‘vertical' tutor group and house systems. These enable students to learn from each other and take responsibility for each other in a way that promotes a true learning culture throughout the school. The education we provide goes well beyond the particular subjects that we teach, for example we look forward to developing the links with ‘our' partner school in Thmar Bang (Cambodia) which we raised the money to build and opened in June 2004.
Sir Graham Balfour has undergone many changes in the last few years, and we are certainly not standing still now! We opened our wonderful new school building in January 2002. We have recently been successfully reassessed as an “Investor in People” and we are currently preparing our bid to become a Specialist College. However it is our absolute focus on teaching and learning which is, for us, the most important by far.
New Website under Construction!