Preparation for University and the World of Work

Preparation for University and the World of Work

For all our pupils, whether they are with us from Nursery or join us in Senior School, their time at Watson’s will play a significant part in their journey into adulthood. We share with parents a responsibility for providing a solid foundation on which to build as our young people progress from Watson’s to future study and the challenges of the world they will inherit. 

Supporting personal development is key, and the happiness and wellbeing of our pupils is something to which all our staff are committed. Our ambition is to develop well-educated, mature, responsible, motivated and happy young people.

Supporting personal development is key, and the happiness and wellbeing of our pupils is something to which all our staff are committed. Our ambition is to develop well-educated, mature, responsible, motivated and happy young people.

Pastoral care is an integral part of everyday life here, and is supported by a formal guidance structure that ensures a high level of individual care and attention.

Watson’s has a strong record of performance in national examinations and we take pride in the levels of excellence achieved each year, as well as in the fulfillment of personal targets by pupils with differing levels of ability.

Sixth Year is a very special time at Watson’s. The curriculum, formal and informal, challenges our pupils to draw on the knowledge and experience they have gained in previous years at School, and to develop additional life skills. New approaches are introduced in preparation for study beyond Watson’s. They have unrivalled opportunities to show leadership and contribute to the community within and outwith the School.

Nearly all our pupils continue to Higher or Further Education. They are fully supported by their individual tutor and our careers experts, who provide advice on subject choice and plans beyond Watson’s.