Welcome from the Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to Penair School.  I do hope that this website will enable you to see that we are a school with high aspirations for all our students. Penair is a thriving 11-16 school that represents everything that is exciting about comprehensive education. We have an enviable record of examination success, but the staff and governors at Penair believe we can always improve even further.

Narrowing the gap and ensuring that all our students make aspirational levels of progress, no matter what their starting points or background, is and will continue to be the number one priority for the school. Our students benefit from highly qualified and exceptionally committed staff who recognise the importance of creative and exciting teaching that builds strong relationships. Challenging lessons are taught in all areas and students have access to a high quality personalised core curriculum that will prepare them for ambitious courses post-16. We have a strong system of support which helps students manage their learning, builds confidence and helps them exceed aspirational targets, as well as a varied and extensive extracurricular programme.

Penair believes wholeheartedly in collaboration and has formed many partnerships within the local community to maximise learning opportunities and to secure the best experience for its students and staff. This ethos of collaboration is paramount within Penair itself, as parents, staff and students work together to ensure that every child reaches their potential, with regular communication and progress reporting a key facet to ensuring success.

We believe that school life must be a really memorable experience that will ensure our students have rewarding and successful lives and are fully prepared for the future. We are confident that Penair provides that experience for every one of its students; and as student achievement continues to exceed expectations we know that we are opening more and more doors for them. . I am sure you will see for yourselves how the positive relationships, caring atmosphere and academic rigour bring out the best in every student. I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Mr James Davidson