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Headteacher with studentsBelvidere School is a popular, successful school in the county town of Shrewsbury. We have over 820 students on roll, aged 11-16. The school has grown in size dramatically since the 1980s, and this is in large part due to the sustained success of the school over the last twenty years. In November 2013, Ofsted inspected Belvidere and judged the School “Outstanding”.

Students at Belvidere make excellent academic progress and we are very proud of their achievements. Performance tables in recent years have regularly placed Belvidere among the highest performing Shropshire schools at GCSE, and particularly pleasing has been the recognition of the excellent progress our students make. Our sustained high standards are a significant contributory factor in Ofsted’s “Outstanding” judgment.

As well as setting high standards in the classroom, we also place a very high value on students’ personal, social and emotional development and our pastoral support systems are a real strength. Students are arranged in Houses, and spend a small part of each day in a mixed age tutor group. The House system we have established aims to build an ethos of teamwork and collaboration within the mixed age tutor groups, and within the Houses as a whole. We have very high expectations of our students’ behaviour and attitude to work, and these expectations have led to outstanding behaviour in recent years. We also encourage a healthy spirit of friendly competition between the Houses!

We seek to extend opportunity beyond the classroom, through our extensive range of sporting opportunities, musical productions, talent shows and subject specific clubs. Our range of residential trips and visits, many of which are overseas, is an exceptional strength, and each year we have a significant number of students working toward the Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Bronze or Silver level.

The Belvidere School Staff is a genuinely outstanding team of hard working and talented professionals, who are always willing to go the extra mile to help our students achieve their very best. We strive to create a friendly, welcoming environment in which our students can achieve great things. Our ultimate aim is to equip our young people with the necessary qualifications, skills and attributes to succeed in life, the workplace and further study.

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Pete Johnstone
Headteacher