At The Purbeck School we meet the needs of higher and advanced performance students with a broad range of opportunities both in and outside the classroom.

Extension and Enrichment within the Curriculum

  • All schemes of work indicate appropriate extension resources and materials for use with higher and advanced performance students in lessons.
  • All members of staff make full use of THE PURBECK LEARNING TREE in their planning and teaching.
  • Gifted mathematicians have the opportunity to complete an extra GCSE in Further Mathematics. Further Mathematics is available as an A Level option.
  • All subjects share designated enrichment components for use with higher and advanced performance students in their schemes of work.
  • PE department run an extensive range of additional clubs plus The Purbeck Sports Ambassadors Programme.

Enrichment extra-curricular opportunities

  • STEM Engineering Club in which students are building two 3D printers.
  • Lunch time clubs including debating, fossil and drama
  • Ancient Civilisation classes (2014)
  • Participation in the school bands
  • Participation in special projects e.g. National Trust/WW1/DEFRA
  • Debating Club (attend debating competitions)
  • Medical Club.

There are ILPs for dual-registered students. Students with a triple mean CAT score of more than 138 are identified as exceptionally able and teachers and parents are informed of their status.