BREAKING NEWS: We have recently been granted planning permission for a stylish and cleverly designed extension which will solve the current shortage of space and vastly improve the school’s facilities. Watch our film below and visit the 'Extension Project' page for more information.
Emmaus School is founded on Christian principles to educate children from 5-16 years in a caring, stable family atmosphere of love and respect.
Ad cognoscendum illum - to know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.
When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.
The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.
'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.
If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.
Our next Open Day will be held on Saturday 19th November between 10am and 1pm. Please come along anytime between those times to view the school, meet some of our current pupils and chat with staff.
At the end of last term, every pupil was given a tube of Smarties to take home with the challenge of eating the Smarties and filling the empty tube with 20p pieces. As this raises about £11 per tube, we thought this would be a good initiative for the pupils to raise money for the building fund.
Then, on Friday 30th September we held a Smartie Day when all the children came dressed in Smartie coloured clothes, joined in Smartie themed games and returned their Smartie tubes full of coins. Highlight of the day was when one pupil came in wearing a Smartie scarf that her mum had when she was a child! The day ended with a Smartie themed cake sale and in all £480 was raised for our Extension Fund.
Emmaus School is a non-selective school with small cohorts. Statistics can be very tricky
with small year groups and it only takes a couple of students who find exams more
challenging to lower the overall picture of results.
Therefore, it is a huge achievement, in a year when nationally GCSE results have shown a record decline down to 2008 levels, that 78% of our pupils achieved 5+ A*- C grades putting us well above the national average.
This result is a credit to the hardworking teachers who ensured that 7 of 9 pupils achieved this benchmark.
Once again maths, English, chemistry, biology and physics results were high, and 100% of students gained a Grade C or above in these subjects. Overall the 9 pupils sat a total of 75 exams, 43% of which were awarded were A or A* and the lowest grade awarded was a D. Outstanding student of the year was Daniel Broome who achieved 10 A or A* GCSE grades!
Mrs M Wiltshire B.Ed (Hons)
The whole school recently visited Brokerswood Country Park and had a whale of a time experiencing orienteering, canoeing, tree climbing, den building and archery. The little ones also had great fun roasting marshmallows on an open fire. Teachers were really impressed with the staff at Brokerswood who were brilliant with the children and make sure that everyone, teachers included, had a fantastic day.
Emmaus School is delighted with the findings of the March 2016 Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report, this being the first ISI inspection of the School since Head teacher, Miriam Wiltshire, was elected as a member of the Independent Schools Association in December 2015.
To read the full report please click here