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Esher Church of England High School

Esher Church of England High School

Esher Learning Trust

Stretching More Able

At Esher High School we aim to offer a curriculum that is differentiated to meet the varied needs of all our students throughout their five-year journey at school.  In addition, we endeavour to ensure that our more able students leave school with the drive and determination to achieve academic success and to reach their full potential.

We aim to foster a passion in our students for their individual subjects and to provide a programme that will inspire and motivate those potential high attainers to progress to further education and university.

Across the school we identify and support students who are considered to be high attainers in particular subjects and also those who have outstanding abilities in creative and physical activities such as music and sport. As part of the day-to-day process of teaching and learning, these students are motivated and challenged to achieve their full potential through differentiated classroom activities. There is also an extended programme of after-school clubs and activities.

To be part of this programme, students need to achieve year-on-year and their progress is monitored and evaluated at the end of each academic year.

In-School Programme 

A range of strategies are employed across the school to motivate and inspire all of our students.  Classroom strategies and techniques used by teachers include 'challenge' and 'extreme zones' within lessons. Outside the classroom, students can participate in a variety of motivational events and activities designed to increase skills, awareness and aspirations. For example, the Year 8's have taken part in the BBC Schools Report, whilst Key Stage 3 students take part in the Scholars Programme. The KS4 students participate in motivational talks related to Russell Group university applications and a trip to Oxford University is to become a regular feature of our future programme. In addition, there is a range of Extra Curricular Clubs after school and trips run by individual subject departments designed to extend the horizons of our more able students. 

If you would like to speak to someone regarding this programme, please email Mr C Hancock at