Senior student proudly showing her latest canvas painting

Welcome to Our Senior School

Preparing for the Future

Senior School is a time when young minds begin to experience extra responsibilities, flex their academic muscle in new ways, and prepare for the rigors of the GCSE examinations.

It is at this point where our students particularly benefit from our small class sizes. At The Webber Independent School, we deliver personalised learning and enhance the National Curriculum with additional subjects, extra-curricular activities, clubs, societies, enrichment trips, and workshops. We offer a modern approach to private education in a down-to-earth, collaborative, and engaging environment.

Offering a diverse range of GCSE subjects, and a track record of excellent performance in the highly academic subjects of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English Language, and English Literature. We also offer flexibility and tailor our programme to different levels of ability and talent; for example, some students may decide to take early entry GCSE Mathematics (in Year 10) – providing the opportunity to study Further Mathematics (in Year 11) or an additional GCSE qualification in their first language.

The Webber Team will work in partnership with our students and parents to ensure a successful transition from Year 9 to Year 10, supporting the important decision-making process around GCSE subject selection. We use psychrometric Assessments and one-to-one interviews to help focus our young people’s choices around their strengths and talents.

Historically, our track record of strong GCSE results demonstrates that our approach to education delivers. From Year 7 to Year 11, you can be assured that your child’s education is in good hands.

Historically just under half of all examinations taken at Webber are awarded the top grades (9-7)

Historical pass rates of GCSE cohorts

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 93% 98%

Our Daily Routine

Senior School


Times Typical Activity
07:30 – 08:30 Before School Provision
08:30 – 08:45 School Opens
08:45 – 09:00 Morning Registration
09:00 – 09:55 Lesson 1
09:55 – 10:50 Lesson 2
10:50 – 11:10 Morning Break
11:10 – 12:05 Lesson 3
12:05 – 13:00 Lesson 4
13:00 – 14:00 Cooked Lunch, Lunch Break and Extra Curricular Activities
14:00 – 14:05 Afternoon Registration
14:05 – 15:00 Lesson 5
15:00 – 15:55 Lesson 6
15:55 Official End of Senior School Day
16:00 – 17:00 Extra-Curricular Activities, Academic Boosters, and After School Provision
17:00 – 18:00 After School Provision

Year-on-year, the average student will add value to their predicted grades in their GCSEs by nearly one grade per subject, with some students surpassing their expected attainment by two or more grades.