Learning has long been regarded as the acquisition of information. However, at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School we firmly believe that learning goes much deeper than simply knowing facts: really successful learners display a range of skills, habits and attitudes that underpin everything they do.

Our Learning at Challoner’s philosophy engages and stretches students. The skills and habits of learning are reflected upon regularly both in subject lessons and in PSHE lessons, and are enhanced by our outstanding extra-curricular provision, which caters to all interests.

The learning culture at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School extends to the staff too. Teachers are encouraged to engage in research activities and take part in regular formal and informal lesson observations, which help to inform their practice.

Learning reviews are conducted by teams which can also include students and governors. Participation in these processes is an excellent professional development opportunity and the feedback from them is used to shape pedagogy and innovation across the school.