Highest Able

Thou can not touch the freedom of my mind.” 

John Milton

In Cardinal Wiseman, Highest Able are the top 3-5% of every year group based upon KS2 and KS3 data.

A variety of culturally enriching activities and clubs are run in and out of school to extend the curriculum.

  • Reading is important. A range of super-curriculum ‘Very short introduction to’ books are held within the school library. Also a range of diverse books, both factual and fiction, and New Scientist magazines are there to borrow from J205.
  • The school has a relationship with St. John’s College, Oxford, having been part of the 2019-2022 pilot for the ‘Inspire programme’ to raise attainment. Workshops offer focused sessions on wide ranging topics. From September 2022, an ‘Inspire’ club will be run with KS3-4 year groups.
  • Preparation and support is given to students with applications to Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities.





Trips include:

  • Annual school trips are organised to St. John’s, Oxford for all year groups
  • St. John’s Aspiration Grant trips- a trip decided by students
  • Shakespeare’s Globe productions for all year groups
  • Into Film cinema trips for all year groups
  • BBC School report for year 8