By any measure, St. Saviour's School Ikoyi is one of the foremost centres of academic excellence in the country; however, our aim is not simply to achieve academic excellence but to develop well-rounded pupils with strong values, an enjoyment of learning and a resilience to embrace any challenge. We believe that one of the best ways to achieve this is to provide a stimulating and challenging teaching programme, offering our pupils lessons that are engaging, enjoyable, and thought-provoking.
We expect the children to work hard and be active participants in their classes; thinking for themselves, asking questions and engaging fully in all aspects of the lesson. All the children are expected to embrace the knowledge, skills and understanding focus of our lessons, inorder to realise their potential.
In part, we are preparing them very practically for the next stage of their academic career. Whether our pupils continue on to the top Nigerian Secondary schools, or gain entry in the elite schools of the UK Independent sector, they will sit entrance and scholarship examinations and we ensure that they are working at an appropriately level to reach the senior school of their choice. More significantly, however, we are preparing them for the rest of their lives and as such a St. Saviour's education is far from teaching to the test.
We value a breadth of education that is both well-rounded and contemporary in nature. Just as St. Saviour's long history of academic excellence, high-quality learning helps to fill and shape the inquisitive minds of our pupils, so in turn our pupils are empowered and educated to shape the world they venture out into, whether through their work, their friendships and family life, or their community involvement.
Academic Performance For The Year 2018/2019
UK Benchmarked Percentile Mark - As measured by the GL Assessment Progress Tests
Assessment & Reporting
In St. Saviour's School, teachers assess each pupil progress and
Children undertake series of online assessment in the Michaelmas, Lent and Trinity term alongside Big Write and Abacus Assessment. These online assessments are:
CAT4- Michaelmas Term
InCAS- Lent Term
GL Assessment- Trinity Term
Reporting to parents provides the opportunity for communication about their child’s achievements, abilities and future targets. Comprehensive reports are sent home termly. It also includes an additional sheet on which parents are encouraged to comment about the progress achieved. Parents are also invited to attend Parent- Teacher Conferences in the Michaelmas, Lent and Trinity term; this includes an additional conference in Michaelmas term (October).
The Payne Library is one of the busiest areas of school, with children utilising its
books at all times of the day. The library was named in honour Canon J.J. H. Payne,
Secretary to the Board of Trustees 1962-1987 and Mrs. Dorothy M. Payne, Head Teacher
It was designed by previous Board of Management Chair and OSI, Mr. Ade Laoye. It is staffed by Librarian Mr. Mba and his assistant Miss Cole, always ensuring there is help and guidance available to the children. Of four librarians, led by a professional Research Librarian, ensuring that there is always help and guidance available to pupils and all members of the wider Charterhouse community.
Encouraging reading for pleasure is a hugely important aspect of the Library's role. Additionally, the children have dedicated library sessions each week to enhance their knowledge of the workings of the library and the books available. Whether pupils are searching for information, reading for pleasure, or looking for a quiet place to study, our library will serve their needs.