Reepham High School uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. For optimal performance please accept cookies. For more information please visit our cookies policy.

Accept and close

Parents & Carers

Gifted & Talented

Our School (Medium)

RHSC places particular emphasis on making sure its most able pupils achieve to their full potential.

After a year of settling in, subject teachers assess whether any Year 8 pupils are demonstrating gifted and talented work in their subject areas. This is then recorded and updated every year until Year 11.

During Year 10 and 11, pupils who have been categorised as gifted and talented across several different subjects are invited to join a mentoring group to prepare and support them with their next academic steps.

There is a particular focus at Reepham on supporting gifted and talented pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, and providing mentoring support and opportunities for them.

In order to stretch the most able:

  • teacher expectations are high for these pupils and appropriate extra work is frequently set for them
  • in mixed ability sets, teachers differentiate for gifted and talented pupils, ensuring that challenges are provided for those who require it.

In addition, the most able are given numerous other opportunities to develop their skills:

  • writing for the school magazine
  • participating in debates through the Oracy group
  • acting as international ambassadors
  • participating in a whole range of opportunities to travel abroad
  • participation in music, cultural and sporting activities

N.B. The school does not normally enter pupils early for GCSE examinations. We know that top universities want students with grades 7 - 9 at GCSE and we believe that early entry can harm a pupil's prospects.

However, in special circumstances where a pupil has an advanced knowledge of a subject, we do consider early entry. For example, we have had pupils who have lived abroad and are subsequently already fluent in another language. In such cases early entry would be appropriate.

Mrs Colling is the school’s Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator. Please direct any queries to: ecolling@reephamhigh.org.uk

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Student area  Parent area  Staff area