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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to The Burgate School and Sixth Form website. At The Burgate School and Sixth Form we want every student to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are.

We believe that Every Burgate Child Matters and we recognise all of our students as individuals, encouraging each to reach their full potential. We have high aspirations for every student and are committed to raising standards of achievement and nurturing a culture of high expectations to drive success for each student in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. We want to support our students in becoming independent learners, as well as confident and responsible young people thereby achieving our motto of Learning for Life.

The school provides high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18 and we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards. Consequently, many students attend the school through parental choice. We offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level which are delivered by a highly qualified and caring team of professional teachers and support staff who are committed to offering the highest quality of education to the students alongside a creative approach to learning that inspires curiosity, builds collaboration, helps develop resilience and encourages flexibility of thought.


As a school, we are continually looking to build on our success. Collaboration to improve learning and teaching and consultation on change will ensure the on-going success of our school.  Whilst I believe that The Burgate already provides the best local education, our desire to be one of the top comprehensive schools nationally continues with great enthusiasm. I am delighted that the wide-ranging success of our students has been recognised and we continue to build on our glowing Ofsted report, which rated all aspects of the school as very strong or outstanding. At The Burgate, we aspire to deliver the very best academic and pastoral provision, which is highly valued by parents.


The school has a very committed and supportive board of trustees, enjoys healthy links with the local community, our cluster primary schools and partnership schools. We benefit from the excellent support of parents whom we encourage to maintain close contact with the school and to get in touch whenever they have queries or concerns regarding their child’s education.


I hope that this website gives you a taste of life at The Burgate School and Sixth Form. If you would like to visit in person you are always very welcome. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our happy, successful and vibrant school.


Mr David Pover 


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