I am veElmgreen school 163ry privileged to be the Headteacher of a school which serves the local community so well. This is a very special school for many reasons. Firstly and most importantly we have a fantastic staff that will enable your child to make the very best progress. Whatever the starting point, we as a school make sure each young person is pushed and stretched. This can be summed up by two words from our mission statement – ‘everyone achieves’ and when you walk around the school you can see everyone learning and nobody being left behind. My history in education is very much about making that progress towards academic excellence and narrowing the gaps. This school tries to do that every single day.

We believe that learning is a lifelong activity and we also ensure that we make our students ready for the world beyond school. This is a brilliant school. A school full of learning. At Elmgreen we have consistently good teaching and learning in a calm, ordered beautiful environment. At Elmgreen we have an innovative but common sense curriculum that prepares our young people for the exciting challenges of being a global citizen in the 21st Century. Our network of schools through the Dunraven Educational Trust and links with local, national and international education ensures that we more than fulfill this remit. Education should enrich every individual in our society, regardless of where you come from. That is what education at The Elmgreen School is based on.

The community is the beating heart of The Elmgreen School. As the first Parent Promoted School in England we are rightly proud of how we grew out of the local area. We look after our community and that is so fundamental to the way that the school was founded and what we stand for. We are also part of the Dunraven Educational Trust which offers the challenge of being the ‘best version of ourselves.’ That is what we want for every young person who comes through our door.

The Elmgreen School is a special place to learn. It strives for high results and higher aspirations whilst also retaining strong core values. I hope that by navigating our website, visiting the school and talking to students, staff and parents you can get a sense of what we can offer, what we stand for and what we can achieve together.

Dominic Bergin