At Finborough, the Senior School is about preparation for independence and life beyond school. It is a gradual path – in Year 7 the way is gentle and there are plenty of guides and helping hands. The road becomes gradually more demanding through Year 8 and 9. By the end of Year 9 we aim to help young people make their first major decisions about their future direction. At this stage no decision is final and no route is closed down but pupils begin to know their own mind and have a sense of the direction they wish to go.

In Year 10 and 11 we seek to help young men and women equip themselves with the qualifications and core skills required for the next step. By the time they are entering the 6th form most of our students have acquired the independence of mind and the confidence that comes from self-knowledge. Now they are learning with a purpose and are increasingly ‘goal orientated’.