Message from Mrs Hemming, Headteacher
At David Lister School we aim to provide the highest quality educational experience and to develop in young people, lively and enquiring minds, positive self-esteem and consideration and respect for other people and their environment. We recognise the importance of students achieving good qualifications which enable them to make choices at the age of 16. Good teaching is a high priority and the school’s GCSE results at 5+ A* - C grades doubled over four years and reached 50% last year. 63% of students continue in further education. We also recognise, however, that our students have a wide range of different talents and skills and we provide many opportunities for them to develop through vocational courses, Art, Music, Drama and sport, as well as varied extra-curricular activities and trips.
Students are encouraged to work collaboratively and to develop responsible attitudes to others. They raise money for a wide range of charities each year.
The students have opportunities to be part of the decision making process through the school and year group councils and this year, some students will take part in a city-wide youth parliament. We work closely with parents and welcome the additional support parents are willing to give as governors or by helping in the school.