‘Figure it out’, our latest Sarah Bonnell music single was written by students and charted in the iTunes download chart. The chorus line includes ‘what you put in is what you get out’, a mantra we live by on a daily basis.
We offer a broad, balanced and personalised curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners. Developing high level literacy, numeracy and communication skills are core to our lessons. We are an inclusive school and our Access and Inclusion Department works with students and their families to ensure that all learners are able to achieve success at Sarah Bonnell. We work closely with professionals from a range of agencies to ensure we have the highest level of care for all our students. Students receive specialist support including in-class support, subject specific intervention, one to one and group support and enrichment activities. Learning outside the classroom enriches our curriculum, every year students experience visits abroad and active outdoor residentials. We have strong links with schools in Argentina, Morocco and Germany. We encourage participation in extra-curricular sport and lunch-time activities, our wide offer has something for everyone! Alongside academic success students have a history of winning prestigious competitions. Our 2014 Amnesty Group won the Best Campaigning Activity in the National Youth Awards!
Sarah Bonnell School is recognised nationally by the Arts Council England and we have been awarded with ‘Gold Artsmark’ in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education At Sarah Bonnell we have nurtured and developed extraordinary relationships with internationally known organisations such as the BBC, the Globe, the National Theatre, the Barbican and artists such as Ollie Harrop. This gives students an experience not only to motivate them within the Expressive Arts curriculum areas but in the wider life of the school. We work on building
confidence, communication and working collaboratively in a team, all skills that are vital across every subject in our school. Our exciting collaboration with the Barbican through our weekly music club ‘Drum Works’ saw 15 of our students record the piece ‘Connect It’ for BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces’.
"Try your best in everything and never give up” Afiya - Ex student