The English Department is a successful and forward thinking department which is characterised by a strong sense of collaboration and enthusiasm for our subject and our pupils. The English department strives to foster within pupils a love of language and literature. We aim to develop pupils' ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of contexts; to enable pupils to use accurate Standard English and develop an interest in the richness of the English language in its various forms. We encourage pupils to develop an interest in extending the range of their own language in terms of style, vocabulary, structure and form, providing them with the tools to become engaging and imaginative writers. We endeavour to give pupils the opportunity to read texts by contemporary authors and also those celebrated within our literary heritage. We strive to offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities. Above all else we provide a curriculum which offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences enabling all pupils to enjoy and achieve.