Welcome to Alderman Smith School, a specialist Sports College.
At Alderman Smith we value each child as an individual where they feel that they matter, know that they are making progress and have the support, encouragement and opportunities to unlock and develop their potential. Through working together we enable our pupils to take their place as successful adults and citizens in tomorrow's community.
About our school
Alderman Smith is an 8 form entry, mixed comprehensive school set in extensive grounds with a wide range of excellent facilities and opportunities. 240 children are admitted each year and enjoy lessons in classes based on friendship groups and ability. The admission criteria are set by Warwickshire County Council; further information and details of our priority area can be found by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk or by telephoning 01926 410410.
All children have their potential measured upon entry and their performance is regularly assessed through continuously monitoring their progress towards meeting, and exceeding, their persona and academic targets. We believe that by owning their personalised areas of development children develop a greater sense of responsibility and are more likely to succeed. Knowing how well you are doing and what to do to get better is fundamental to life at Alderman Smith. We offer a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities designed to identify and develop each child's potential whatever their abilities or interests. All children are given every encouragement to do as well as they possibly can.
The learning support department is excellent with reading recovery schemes producing dramatic results. All children have the opportunity to use the Homework Club where the school's library is open after school with specialist staff available to support and extend learning at all levels.
Alderman Smith is a school full of opportunities with a forward looking, pupil centred perspective. Whatever a child's ability, potential or talents there is something at the school to discover and enjoy.
As well as providing an excellent education, Alderman Smith School also offers each pupil opportunities to develop skills, talents and interests in a wide range of after school sports and activities. The broad curriculum that all pupils follow acts as a springboard for new experiences in Sport, Outdoor Education, Drama, Music and many others outside of normal lessons.
The school has a strong tradition of drama productions of an extremely high standard, supported by music where extensive opportunities exist to individually study an instrument or perform with other children. Sports Clubs include volleyball, aerobics, netball, football, athletics, table tennis, hockey, dance, multi-gym and many others. Industry days for all year groups, ICT and homework clubs, 'subject surgeries' for pupils needing help, Duke of Edinburgh Schemes, residential trips, voluntary community work, work experience, college and university taster days and many other activities all make Alderman Smith a busy school.
It is hoped that the vast majority of children will enrich their learning experience through having equal access to opportunities available to them during, and after, school. The broad curriculum does not discriminate on the basis of gender or ethnicity with an equal opportunity for all.
By carefully managing their time, children can learn to prioritise, to maintain a balance between work and play, develop interests, broaden their horizons and develop positive attitudes.