At Burton Borough School we believe that we need to provide appropriate learning experiences for all students of all abilities. The Most Able and Talented policy sets out how we will achieve this for the most able and talented students and impacts upon the whole school: every department, tutor group and member of staff. The aim of this is to raise the aspirations and achievement of the cohort and, by doing so, the aspirations and achievement of all pupils. The Most Able and Talented Policy provides guidance as to how we will meet the needs of our most able students and will allow us to be clear about how we identify the most able and talented students at Burton Borough School in all areas of the curriculum. It also sets out how we will provide extra-curricular and enrichment activities for those students identified as one of the most able or talented in our school.

In terms of extra-curricular challenge it is expected that students identified as more able will read 6 books from the BBS reading list (see the link below) and complete at least 3 ‘Big Think’ submissions a year based on questions set by the school or chosen themselves from the oxplore.org website (or devised on their own and cleared with Mr Allen).