Gifted & Talented Programme

Skinners’ Academy aims to support our gifted and talented students in the classroom but also through a number of enrichment activities and extension programmes. Students will take part in different activities in curriculum areas and as a gifted and talented cohort.


What is ‘gifted and talented’?

Gifted & talented‘ is a term used in schools to describe children who have the potential to develop significantly beyond what is expected for their age. ‘Gifted‘ refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths. ‘Talented‘ refers to a child who has skills in a practical area such as music, sport or art.


Below are some examples of events and activities that our gifted and talented cohort undertake:

  • Bridge the Gap programme, in conjunction with Queen Mary University for Y8 upwards for Gifted pupils who are interested in pursuing a career in either Medicine or Dentistry
  • Y10 Residential at Clare College, Cambridge
  • “The subject matters” workshop at Emmanuel College, Cambridge for Gifted Y10 pupils
  • Aspiration Day at Wadham College, Oxford for Gifted Y9 pupils
  • University Challenge at University College London for Gifted Y9 pupils
  • Masterclasses run by every department for G&T pupils
  • Into University workshops for a variety of pupils in Y7-11
  • Loughborough University trip for talented Year 11 pupils