Headteacher Welcome

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to The Gilberd School website. We hope it gives you a flavour of our school, the things we believe in and our hopes for the young people in our care.  This is best summed up in “The Gilberd Way”, our core beliefs and values which inform all we do:-

The Gilberd Way

As a School Community
We show ambition and commitment
We act with integrity and compassion
We learn with creativity and resilience

We are very proud of our school and our students.  We think that The Gilberd School has a very definite feel to it, one of positivity and challenge but also enjoyment.  Our school is characterised by a positive learning environment and excellent relationships, as Ofsted observed, “This is a happy school”.  We believe that children are more likely to be successful if they work within a secure environment which supports them and allows them to grow and develop.  We aim to ensure they leave school not only with the best examination results possible but with the skills and attributes they need to go on to success in their adult lives.

Our students have excellent attitudes and a real enthusiasm for their studies, we encourage them to adopt a growth mindset and to learn from the challenges they face.  All students are expected to reach their potential.  As a school we take a real pride in their achievements and celebrate their successes.

The website should also provide you with information about the school.  If you cannot find what you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Linda Exley

Headteacher