The School of the Lion
|Motto||Our confidence is in the LORD|
|Type||Private (not boarding)|
|Headteacher||Mr Nigel Steele|
United Kingdom Coordinates:
|DfE URN||130279 Tables|
|Website||The School of the Lion website|
The School of the Lion is an independent school based in Churcham, Gloucestershire. The school was founded in by 1987 by a group of Gloucestershire-based parents and teaches male and female students aged 4 to 19.
The school began in 1987 as a "parent co-operative", meeting in the afternoon in the homes of the families involved. The following year the school moved to Murray Hall in Tuffley, Gloucester, a Scout Hall which was rented for four and a half days a week. After years of considerable growth the school moved to a new premises in Gloucester city centre, the Judge's Lodgings in 1995. The building remained home to the school until 2005, when they relocated to their current site Beauchamp House in Churcham, just outside Gloucester.
The School of the Lion uses the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum rather than the UK’s national curriculum. The qualifications gained through this system are accredited by the International Certificate for Christian Education (ICCE) Board as a similar standard to GCSE, AS-level and A-level. The curriculum uses individual workbooks (called PACEs) for each unit of work. At the end of each unit the student takes a test on which they must achieve a score of 80% or higher in order to advance to the next unit.
The school is separated into two learning centres based on the age and ability of students. Each learning centre has a supervisor, who provides academic assistance and motivation for students, and a monitor who performs administration tasks.
The School of the Lion is affiliated with Christian Education Europe, the central body for schools using the ACE curriculum in Europe. Older students compete in the European Student Convention. This yearly event is organised by CEE and features events in various categories including academics, art, drama, music and sport.
- The School of the Lion website
- Beauchamp House website
- ISBI entry for The School of the Lion
- New Christian Schools - graphical directory of schools in the South West
- Churcham Village website - a joint project between senior school students and a local company
- Ofsted page for School of the Lion
- Christian Education Europe