Focus is a progressive and innovative organisation and has a policy of combining the best teaching practices with the beneficial advances in technology.

We are committed to providing up to date and relevant books, DVDs, online resources, IT hardware and software and research material to fully support the teachers in delivering the curriculum in an engaging and professional manner.

Specialist facilities within the school include, well equipped science laboratories, food technology rooms, a library resource area. Most class rooms are equipped with interactive white boards. we are fortunate to have generous sized halls in both the primary and senior school block which are utilised for a number events.

At Cottingham, the use of video conferencing to share outstanding teaching across different schools and to widen the subject choice available at Post 16 is an area of particular success.

High quality equipment and a dedicated support team allow this method of teaching to enhance the students’ self-directed learning skills and allows for creative interaction between schools both in the UK and abroad.

We are continually developing our use of virtual learning environments to allow students to work on assignments from home, and to network with teachers and


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