At Springbank School, each student is recognised as an individual with unique talents and skills, and it is our role to bring out the best in our students. We value our positive social environment, providing a caring family atmosphere of support, trust, friendship and consideration for each other. Students are encouraged to develop life-long personal values which equip them with the confidence to build and maintain good relationships. We consider physical fitness, high self-esteem, and an agile mind as essential components of our balanced education.

Health & Wellbeing

Students learn about the key factors for physical health in physical education and science classes. They also participate in a regular fitness programme. In designated Heath & Wellbeing classes, students integrate Character Strengths and learn helpful strategies to manage social and emotional situations. The school culture supports the social and emotional wellbeing of our students through warm, caring relationships. Class teachers spend time getting to know their students as individuals and take an interest in their lives. We invite speakers in to talk to students about wellbeing topics including emotional resilience, compassion, and how to deal with anxiety and depression.


At Springbank we value the importance of communication and making sure our students are listened to and supported every day. Our staff are proactive in ensuring all our students are safe in all aspects of their live; physically, emotionally, and mentally. Counselling services are available to our students to assist them further with developing strategies and exploring ways to improve their lives to maintain a healthy wellbeing.

Teacher Support

Springbank School aims to provide an enjoyable and stimulating curriculum for all our students, in which they will gain skills that prepare them for a happy, successful life beyond school. We understand that each student has their own way of understanding and absorbing the classroom learning. At times students may require additional support and we are committed to understanding the different learning needs of each student.

Students needing support can access:
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Extra one-on-one specialist subject tuition
  • Special assessment conditions for exams (reader/writers/computer use)

Study Skills & Homework

Good study habits are important for success in school. Knowing how to study effectively fosters feelings of competence, develops positive attitudes, and helps students realise they can control how well they do in both school and life. Good study habits help to lay the foundations for successful work habits as an adult.

Preferred learning styles vary for individuals, and students need to discover how they learn best, work out a study system that fits their learning style, and use that system on a regular basis.

Simple steps can help students to get the most out of their classroom learning:
  • Be prepared before you go to class. Get all the things you need (books, pens, glasses if you wear them). Get to class on time, so you don’t miss the introduction to the topic of the lesion.
  • Where do you normally sit in class? Do you find yourself becoming distracted from the lesson by being near a window or sitting close to friends? Would you get more out of your lessons if you sat somewhere else?
  • Listen carefully to what your teacher has to say and ask questions if you are unsure about anything. If one of your fellow students asks a question, pay attention.
  • Make sure you write down any assignments or homework you are given during the lesson, and when this needs to be handed in.
  • After class, it is a good idea to look over your notes and underline important ideas or words. This will give you a comprehensive set of notes to use for revision later.

Homework time will vary for students throughout the Junior, Middle, and Senior Schools. Individual teachers will set homework, and it is expected that all homework will be completed to a high standard.

Teaching staff set homework to:
  • Foster individual research skills and independent study skills
  • Reinforce and build on present knowledge
  • Extend each student’s learning beyond the classroom
  • Share learning with parents
  • Prepare for tests and exams

We recognise the partnership we have with parents and appreciate their encouragement and support when it comes to all areas of study and homework. If parents have any questions, they may discuss these with their child’s individual teacher.

Careers Advice

As our students graduate from Springbank School, we are the final step in their high school education before moving onto tertiary study. Our aim is to support and encourage all students to plan and make well-informed decisions about future study and career opportunities.

Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to see how universities operate first-hand, with campus visits to several universities. Students are accompanied by senior teaching staff and parents if they wish.

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