Next Open Morning
Saturday May 11th 2013
Welcome to Ditcham Park School, where every child is known and valued.
I very much hope that you enjoy browsing our school website and discovering a little more of what makes us such a special place to learn and succeed together.
Happiness, friendship, care, kindness and success, blend together effortlessly, creating the unique ethos and family atmosphere of our school. As a relatively small school of 366 pupils, aged 4-16 years, seamlessly divided between the junior and senior sections, we are able to nurture and develop all our pupils in a safe, yet stimulating environment; the close care and support for each individual pupil is genuinely personalised. Outstanding pastoral care and an exciting and challenging curriculum, combine smoothly and effectively with a wide-ranging and inclusive programme of co-curricular activities, to leave pupils evidently enthused in their learning journey and very happy with their many achievements. Pupils, parents and staff are delighted with the academic results throughout our school and strive together to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.
Academic GCSE results have now been very good over a sustained period of years, with our most recent 2012 results seeing 100% of pupils achieve a minimum of 5 or more A*-C passes whilst 97.5% of pupils achieved 8 or more GCSEs. A very pleasing 41% of all the exams taken resulted in the top grades of A*/A, and 71% were B grade or above. A good number of individuals had outstanding results with 25% of the cohort achieving 8 ‘A’ grades or better in the GCSE subjects that they sat. Among the many ‘personal best’ achievements this year, 10% of pupils achieved at least 11, A*/A grades.
Simultaneous with academic success, through Music, Sport, Drama, Art, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and a wide range of other rewarding challenges, we endeavour to be ‘a significant springboard’ for the futures of all our pupils, wherever that may be. Ditcham Park School is rightly very proud of its impressive reputation as a school where knowing, valuing and caring for all pupils, remains the main aim and priority. Situated high in The South Downs National Park, pupils and staff alike are energised and inspired by the location of their school, its charm and spectacular view. I am immensely proud and honoured to be Head Teacher and I most warmly invite you to come and visit us for a personal tour so that you too, can experience for yourself the special, unrivalled atmosphere that is, ‘Ditcham Park School’.
Mr Andrew Rowley (Head Teacher)