A confidence building school where my children have taken part in loads of activities, choirs, plays
A confidence building school where my children have taken part in loads of activities, choirs, plays, sport and other interesting things such as a girls' coding club. However good you are, there is a place in a choir for you (and 200 children are in choirs). They do really interesting and high quality drama productions that include whole year groups . When my elder daughter left in the summer I was impressed with just how many children would stand up and sing a solo at the leavers' concert to a packed hall. That is because from the start the school puts an effort on confidence and inclusion. The school is not academically selective, but the academic standards are high, with lots of children winning scholarships. The teachers are really lovely. The ethos is be kind, be kind, be kind. There is a heavy emphasis on pastoral care, and they walk the talk at the Dragon. Pastoral care is totally integrated into the way the teachers treat the children, and even 13 year olds are having weekly 'Circle Time' to talk about PSHE issues. The Dragon is a really great school.