Our School


Message from the Executive Principal, Mr. S. Farar

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Waverley School, which is part of the Waverley Education Foundation Trust.

I joined the “Waverley Family” in September 2022 and it has been my honour and privilege to serve the local and wider community.

Waverley School is an all through school catering for students aged 4 – 19, of all abilities from all ethnic backgrounds. On arrival in Reception, the foundations are laid to enable all children to access the curriculum as they progress through the school and achieve success.

“The all-through provision enables pupils moving from primary to secondary to build on their prior learning.” – Ofsted 2021

We are one of a few schools in the city which has a Special Needs Resource Base in both our Primary and Secondary phases. We are a truly inclusive school and every child, regardless of ability is supported to enable them to fulfil their dreams and aspirations.

“The curriculum for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is adapted well to meet their needs” – Ofsted 2021

At Waverley School we aim to give all students every opportunity to maximise their full potential through a wide range of activities, enabling them to be successful members of society.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum where academic rigour is matched by an equally important love of the creative arts, music and sport.

Through our school values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect (HEAR) we encourage our students to have high expectations, aim high, work hard and develop their intellectual powers to the full. To help our students to achieve this, we have skilful, committed, dedicated staff and a stimulating and disciplined learning environment.

We are very proud of our school community which is rich in cultural diversity. We aim to give each student a sense of belonging to that community based on mutual respect and self-discipline.

“Pupils have a strong understanding of diversity, respect and tolerance, including for different family lifestyles.” – Ofsted 2021

Our Sixth Form is very popular, offering courses that enable students to further their education beyond the age of 18, with many of them gaining their first choice university places.

“Leaders have developed a sixth-form curriculum to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.” – Ofsted 2021

Throughout their time at Waverley, your child will develop as a ‘Waverley Learner’. This is someone who is an independent enquirer, creative thinker, reflective learner, team worker, self-manager and effective participator.

To achieve success for your child, there needs to be a strong partnership between the school and parents/carers. It relies upon parents/carers having high aspirations for their child; teachers having high aspirations for themselves and their students and the students having high aspirations for themselves. This partnership, we are confident, will result in ultimate success for your child.