Maiden Erlegh School, one of the country’s highest performing schools at GCSE and A level.
Maiden Erlegh has an enviable 48 year tradition of outstanding academic success and provides a high quality education for 1800 pupils, 400 of whom are in our thriving sixth form.
At Maiden Erlegh we are committed to excellence and expect the very highest standards from all our students. Our examination results at A level and GCSE are consistently very high and have placed us amongst the highest achieving mixed community schools in the country.
Maiden Erlegh is very successful because it is ambitious and has a team of highly qualified and committed people who promote achievement. In recognition of the GCSE examination success enjoyed by our pupils over the past few years our teachers received a DfES Achievement Award.
Academic excellence, while central to the life of the school, is most certainly not the whole picture at Maiden Erlegh. Wider opportunities are provided for our pupils. For example, all students have the opportunity to visit Tirabad, the school's jointly owned Outdoor Education Centre in Wales. This activity centre provides an ideal environment for pupils to develop the skills of leadership, problem-solving and working in teams - essential skills they will need to cope with the rapidly changing world they will face in adult life. Foreign language exchanges are also arranged with France and Germany, and cultural exchanges with Italy and America. Students have also participated in World Challenge expeditions to Peru, Java, Tanzania, Ecuador and Zambia. An increasing number of pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Maiden Erlegh School prides itself on its excellent range of extra-curricular activities, which offer further opportunities for students to pursue their interests in Music, Drama, Art and Sport. Many of these interests grow naturally out of work in class.
The Arts play a significant part in the life of the school and the community. Maiden Erlegh has an excellent reputation for high achievements in Music, Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts. A full programme of public performance, community activities, workshops, exhibitions, dance and art festivals ensure that students have an outlet for their talents. A new Visual Arts Centre was opened by Lord Puttnam; a new digital media suite and new Music practice rooms were also opened recently. The school was awarded the Artsmark Gold Award from the Arts Council in 2008 to acknowledge outstanding provision in the Arts.
Our facilities have improved significantly in the last few years with the additions of a new purpose-built Sixth Form Block with space for 450 students; a new 22 room teaching block; a new Mathematics and Science Block; .