Here at Sidestrand Hall, we shape our supportive and purposeful school culture around the unique Phase Model. Within this structure we educate pupils from primary Year 4 through to Year 14 and adulthood. Our Phase model ensures optimal pastoral care and seamless transitions for every pupil across their school years.
Sidestrand prides itself on how well pupils are known and cared for. The young people who move through the phases trust and rely on the excellent pastoral team at Sidestrand, and are all comfortable in the knowledge they have key people who will understand, listen to and guide them. Each phase is very much a community of tutor groups – families that work tirelessly to support and challenge one another to develop into rounded, independent young people and adults.
Each Phase understands the needs of every young person and through their dynamic curriculums, tutor time activities and house competitions, provide a vast array of opportunities to enrich and extend the boundaries of learning. In the Lower Phase, pupils become swimmers, cross country runners and theatre performers; the Dragonfly Phase offers pupils trips to all corners of the county and country; the middle phase sees pupils take on greater leadership challenges and responsibilities, whilst the Upper Phase prepares young people for life outside Sidestrand Hall, and the demands of adult life and work.
We hope you enjoy meeting the wonderful staff from each of the phases. By clicking on the Read more buttons for each phase below, you will learn more about their inspirations, likes and aspirations and, in turn, recognise how much they bring to school and offer the young people at Sidestrand.