Able and Ambitious

The Cowplain School provides a comprehensive programme for able students and those who are ambitious to succeed.

Numerous activities take place throughout the year, including academic sessions at the University of Oxford, guest speakers from the University of Cambridge, the Able and Ambitious Residential and study skills sessions.

Each department hosts a series of challenging Masterclasses to stretch students academically, develop enquiry and teamwork skills and to encourage the joy of learning.

We have an excellent relationship with the University of Portsmouth, taking part in a wide range of events including the Summer Residential, Higher Education Taster Days and workshops in Cosmology, Psychology, Maths and Technology. The University delivers assemblies and Science and Maths roadshows in school, including the exciting Astrodome. Our students make up a high proportion of those attending the University’s holiday activities.