|Welcome to Conyers School |
Thank you for taking an interest in our school. Conyers is a friendly place, characterised by excellent relationships between students, staff and parents. We are proud of our reputation as a high-achieving and caring school, committed to placing the individual needs of students at the heart of all we do.
We have high expectations for everyone in our school community, aspiring to excellence in teaching and achieving impressive standards in learning. Alongside this, there is much to celebrate in the diverse achievements of Conyers students apart from purely academic. Outstanding success beyond the classroom in sport, music, drama and art is one feature of life at Conyers which makes it such a productive place to learn.
The values expressed in the school aims reflect our shared belief in providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential, whatever their starting point. We know that this is best achieved in a supportive, encouraging environment where mutual and self-respect is promoted. We want students to leave this school as confident, tolerant young people, able to work independently and think creatively, making a positive contribution in a fast-changing world.
At Conyers we believe that every student matters
We aim for
by promoting respect, tolerance, and constructive relationships between all members of our school community.
by securing excellent outcomes for all learners through excellent teaching in a modern learning environment.
by providing appropriate, flexible learning pathways within a framework of support and guidance, to meet the varied needs of students.
Equality of opportunity
by working hard to remove barriers to achievement, valuing diversity, celebrating all forms of success and helping everyone to reach their full potential.
by nurturing independent, life-long learners, encouraging our students to apply knowledge rather than simply acquire it, in preparation for life in a fast-changing future economy.
by inspiring students to be active citizens, caring for their environment and able to make a positive contribution to our multi-cultural society.
|The admission conditions will give priority to preferences for admission to a school in the following order:
1. Pupils who are cared for by the local authority.
2. Those pupils living in the admission zone who have returned a common application form by 27 October 2006 giving the school as their first preference.
3. Pupils who have a statement of special educational need that names the school.
4. Pupils who already have a brother or sister at the school when the pupil begins.
5. Pupils who have exceptional reasons for being admitted to the school, that would, if they were not admitted, cause them to be seriously disadvantaged or put their personal safety at risk.
The exceptional reasons may be social or medical. However, in each case, we will need proof from an independent person such as a medical specialist who has been treating the child for some time, a social worker, an education social worker or some other professional. We will not give out places within this condition based on a child's ability or intelligence (for example, even if a child has a skill or strength that a particular school could cater for).
6. Pupils who live closest to the school as measured by the shortest public-access route (in other words, on foot, by car or by public transport along a public highway).
If there are more first preferences from pupils living in the admission zone than there are places available, we will give priority based on the remaining conditions. This will give priority to pupils with special educational need, then to pupils who have sisters and brothers at the school, then to those with exceptional circumstances. We then take account of distance.
The wearing of school uniform can be a most important factor in developing and maintaining a school spirit, in creating tidiness and freeing the school society from the differences which dress can make. It is also a protection against constantly changing fashion and unnecessary expense. All students are expected to wear uniform in which there is an element of choice. Assistance may be given to parents in the purchase of certain items of school uniform in accordance with income scale.
Students will be expected to wear the ‘summer’ polo shirt together with the navy sweatshirt when they arrive at school in September. During the summer term students are able to wear the red polo shirt without the accompanying sweatshirt in warmer weather.
Red polo shirt ‘Conyers’ embroidered in navy on left sleeve;
Plain black/navy school trousers for girls;
Plain black/dark grey school trousers for boys;
Navy skirt for girls;
Sweatshirt with ‘Conyers’ embroidered in red;
- Plain sensible shoes in dark colours, no trainers, high heels or platform shoes;
Plain socks for boys;
- Plain socks or dark tights for girls.