Welcome from the Headteacher

Gillotts is a school that takes great pride in its unique identity. It is one of four mixed 11-16 schools in south-east Oxfordshire and occupies a 33 acre site on the edge of Henley-on-Thames. Its 900 students come from Henley and the surrounding villages. The site incorporates a Victorian house as well as extensive grounds, both of which contribute to the school’s special character.

As a high-performing school, Gillotts places innovation in teaching and learning at the heart of its development. However, more than this, the school is developing its thinking and practices to ensure that each student’s experience of the school is tailored to his or her needs. At the centre of this is the tutoring system, which puts each child in a group of about twenty students of mixed age. The tutors monitor the academic progress of each of their tutees, and work with them to develop their learning skills.

Student with head teacher Catharine Darnton. Prospectus photography of Gillotts School, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Location: Gillotts Gillotts Lane Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 1PS Contact: Leonora Ellerby, 01491 574315 office.4055@gillotts.org.uk Date taken: 03/06/2008 Client Details: Dan Clackett Cleverbox 37 College Road Bromley Kent BR1 3PU UK 0208 466 1777 07939 894 660 www.cleverbox.co.uk daniel@cleverbox.co.uk Daniel Clackett Cara Kruger Rob Kemp

There is a strong pastoral focus too, recognising that students’ well-being is crucial to their learning. Students’ voices are increasingly contributing to decision making in the school, and they are working alongside teachers to understand how they learn best.

Academic standards at Gillotts are both high and improving. In 2018, 57% of students achieved the benchmark of grade 5 or above in both English and maths, against a national average of 40%. Gillotts however also prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive community. Its motto – ‘non nobis solum’ – translates as ‘not by ourselves alone’ and the sense of teamwork, collaboration and cooperation underpins the life of the school.

Please do come and visit us – you would be very welcome.

Ms Catharine Darnton

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How to find us

Gillotts School
Gillotts Lane

01491 574315

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