We are a fully inclusive school and offer a personalised curriculum providing support for the needs of all our students. This includes challenging the most able and supporting those who find learning more difficult. As part of this curriculum, we have embedded Stellar and Phoenix groups within each year group for our most able students.
Students joining us in Year 7 have an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of our Stellar groups at Rainham School for Girls. Stellar is similar to "grammar streams" offered in other schools. Students identified as suitable for a Stellar group will follow the mainstream curriculum with like-minded individuals to encourage high level academic discussion and learning whilst still enjoying the benefits of taking part in the broad range of subjects we offer.
During Year 6 induction all students will take Cognitive Ability Tests, and these results will help us to identify ability groups for all students. We will also use these results, along with KS2 results and Accelerated Reader testing, to identify which students will be suited to the Stellar groups. Students who have passed their 11+ will automatically be placed into the Stellar class and those who were near passes have the opportunity to excel in a highly academic environment.
Parents will be notified during the summer holidays if their daughter has been selected for one of our Stellar groups.