The Cambridge Campus had 125 pupils on the register in September 2016. This means that class sizes are small and pupils are able to receive individual attention from teachers. The four primary classes number between 9 and 18 each. The biggest class in the secondary school totals 16, and the smallest 3.
Older pupils form a senior management team within the school, including the Ambassadors of the School, PE Captains, etc. Younger pupils have their own roles, such as running the school Photograph Competition, and providing regular snippets for the weekly newsletter, among others.
Sixth Form pupils are allowed greater freedom than KS3 & 4 pupils, and traditionally they support staff in organizing end of term events. Sixth Form pupils also support younger pupils; those who need a helping hand, a kind word, a little interest shown will find it from one or other of the Year 12 & 13 pupils.
Homework constitutes an important part of the learning process and is not optional at the Cambridge Campus. The time spent on homework will vary according to the student’s age, ability and application. Exam coursework will, of course, make greater demands on students’ time. Parents are encouraged to set times for homework, providing a ‘quiet room’, and to ensure it is completed and returned on time. In SDL years students set their own home tasks, monitored by teachers. In FLN tutorials AS/A2 students experience ‘flipped lessons’ so that the homework consists of understanding the lessons prior to the tutorial.