Parish Piece, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6SP
e are passionate about teaching and learning at Holmer Green Senior School. We want students to become independent, reflective learners who study a broad and rich curriculum. We want students to think, act and speak as subject specialists in all of their subjects and be well prepared to be very successful in their life after HGSS.
We provide a substantial range of Continuing Professional Development opportunities for teachers at HGSS. These include fortnightly teaching and learning clinics, weekly coaching, team teaching and bespoke CPD opportunities such as a Professional Studies programme for our beginning teachers.
Our teachers hold high expectations for all of our students. In 2015, 41% of A-Level Grades were A* to B and 43% of GCSE Grades were A* to B.
Students are assessed regularly, both formally and informally, and this information is used by teachers to inform their teaching. Parents receive regular updates about their child's progress.
Our primary aim is to encourage each student to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive young man, a well-rounded character with an independent mind, an individual who respects the differences of others. By the time he leaves JHGS, we want each boy to have that true sense of self-worth which will enable him to stand up for himself and for a purpose greater than himself, and, in doing so, to be of value to society
The ethos, developed over many generations, is unique. It is based upon mutual respect, high expectations and support for one another. At JHGS we aim for excellence in everything we do, be it academic performance, sporting or cultural achievement or the way we develop leadership and team skills. Exceptional standards, breadth, balance and self-confidence typify JHGS students.
We are proud of our commitment to boys’ education, structuring our lessons and provision to meet the specific needs and uncover the potential of our young men. Almost all our students stay at the school to complete A Levels where we consistently dominate national and local league tables especially in “value added” performance at A Level.
Ofsted “outstanding”, national leaders in digital learning, the competitions we win, the sporting success, the annual world tours and expeditions we undertake, the musical productions we produce, the high levels of participation in sport and the excellence of our sports teams are all testament to the success of the school. From the website and prospectus you will gain some understanding of life at JHGS but it is only by visiting that you will appreciate the calm, focused, friendly and purposeful atmosphere that distinguishes this remarkable school.