Principal's Welcome

The staff and I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our school website. I hope that this website will help you to learn more about our school, its history, achievements and what it might have to offer you as a student, a parent or a member of staff.

It is our claim as a school that we provide children with an excellent education in a caring and enriching environment. People familiar with the school would point to its inclusive, community ethos and its happy working atmosphere as its chief characteristics.

Having built on the success of our long-established Primary School, and successfully developed our Secondary School and new site, the school stands at the threshold of an exciting new phase which has seen us add a new primary block in 2017, and expand towards a three-form intake throughout the school. With the support of our Board of Governors, we strive to improve our provision and facilities continually.

But buildings and sports fields do not of themselves make a wonderful school. It is the willingness to confront challenges confidently and to set high goals for themselves that makes our students exceptional; the commitment of our teachers to enable, support and challenge the students is what our graduates comment on and will remember throughout their lives.

Having arrived at SES in 2007, and having had the privilege of leading the school since 2010, I have found it a rewarding and fulfilling experience, one without compare in my career. SES is a special place. I know that is a feeling shared by many students and staff who have spent happy and memorable times here.

A website can only give you a glimpse of our school. To experience the true atmosphere of our unique school, prospective parents, teachers and students are encouraged to visit us during term time and to meet the staff and children.

We look forward to seeing you when you visit us.

John Nolan