Senior School

School Life

Today’s young people see themselves as global citizens with ambitions that are often international in scale.  Our strong international links encourage awareness and understanding of the diversity in faith and culture.  Senior pupils are offered longer-term immersion programmes in France and Colombia as well as a number of educational trips abroad.

International ambitions need to be anchored in a deep sense of self and local community.  We engage our pupils in local outreach programmes and support for local charities.  Mindfulness, an invaluable life skill which helps people manage their emotional responses, is gradually being introduced as part of the curriculum throughout the Senior School.

Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to develop stimulating learning experiences which inspire and motivate our students, whether it be award-winning Science Technology Engineering and Maths programmes, provoking field trips, reflection time on spiritual retreats, ambitious drama productions, specialist support for our elite sportsmen and women, or demanding musical performances. The range of events and activities at Alton is remarkable with something for everyone.

To ensure our boys and girls receive a well-rounded education, all students take part in our extensive enrichment programme with over thirty activities and topics covering everything from house design, the effects of genetic modification to apples and pheasant plucking!