At Rugby Free Secondary School, our vision for students in Year 8 is for them to grow in confidence as they progress through the school from Year 7 to Year 8 and beyond. We will do this by supporting, encouraging and monitoring your child to ensure progress is made, and begin our transition programme including an increased focus on Career Education and advice around choosing their GCSE options. We will foster a positive atmosphere within the year group where all students feel valued and understand our joint responsibility for developing their academic, emotional and social skills. We want our students in Year 8 to not accept ‘okay’ or ‘good enough’, instead strive for excellence.
We expect them to maintain high standards of behaviour and enthusiasm for their learning as they move forward towards their GCSEs and further grow into respectable young people. Year 8 is a vital year for our students where we hope to embed positive habits that will allow all students to be successful in school and wider life.