The High Performance Group (HPG) replaces the previous Gifted & Talented designation, and is based on measures of both effort and ability. HPG students are identified using the following criteria: 1* for effort on a progress check, and either a high CAT score in any test or a nomination by a Head of Department, based on that Department’s own clearly defined and agreed criteria.
The register of HPG students is updated regularly by the HPG Coordinators and published within school. Letters will be sent home to the parents of those students identified. Each department receives a personalised list of their HPG students, and the students themselves have a passport which will enable them to earn rewards, such as a certificate and badge.
Details on the school's High Performance Group Policy can be found here