Our new approach to creating Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) with Preparatory and Senior education offered at both sites and Pre-Preparatory at one, will bring about efficiency savings that will mean investment can be made in areas that directly impact on pupil progress.
By working together, we will be able to achieve more and bring together the best of what we currently do well in each school. We will share good practice, rather than competing internally, reaffirming our position at the forefront of education in the West Midlands.
The number of pupils in each year group will not be increased. In particular, the Preparatory classes will remain relatively small, a key concern for parents in the original approach. There will be less disruption to our pupils and staff than with the original approach with greater possibilities in sport, drama, music, debating and other co-curricular activities.
We will also provide pupils with a wealth of opportunities to demonstrate active citizenship and leadership through our outreach, charity and environmental work, combined with our prefect programme and nationally recognised schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Combined Cadet Force.