Gifted & Talented

‘Gifted and Talented is the term applied to those young people who are achieving, or who have the potential to achieve, at a level significantly beyond the rest of their year group’ (Effective Provision for Gifted and Talented Students in Secondary Education, DCSF, 2007).

 As an Academy we aim to provide many opportunities for our Gifted or Talented students. This includes exciting projects inside and outside the classroom to help them achieve their potential.  We also aim to stretch and challenge your child in every classroom.
 What do we mean by Gifted and Talented?
Gifted- describes students who have the ability to excel academically in one or more subject area.
Talented- describes students who have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport and artistic performance.

Gifted and talented pupils in comparison with their peers will tend to:


  • Show a passion for areas of interest/particular subjects
  • Use a greater range of learning strategies
  • Make connections between past and present learning
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  • Enjoy engaging in depth in the subject area
  • Enthusiastically engage in debate on particular areas
  • Be original and creative


Gifted and talented pupils may also develop certain characteristics as they progress through the secondary phase:

  • A good sense of humour
  • Growing self-determination and stamina
  • Develop powers on concentration
  • May question rules and authority