Gifted, more able and talented

Our high performing students are identified as Gifted, More Able and Talented (GMT) early in year 7 based on national recognised standards.

More able…

For standardised testing in year 6, the so called Higher Standard mark is anything above 110.

We recognise any student who has achieved a scaled-score of 110 or over in one, or more, of the assessment areas as ‘More Able’.


Where a student has achieved a mean average scaled score of 110 or more they will be identified as ‘Gifted’.


Our talented students are identified throughout their time at Walton. Usually outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities will be the main means of identification, however, exceptional classroom practice in some areas will also shine a light on our most talented of students.


Our GMT students are supported by every member of staff – each one will have access to a GMT Passport which will outline each student’s strengths, aspirations and interests. They will also have access to personalised enrichment opportunities through visits, clubs, ‘Super 9s’ mentoring, a specific year 11 tutor group and through our wide reaching High Flyers programme.

High Flyers programme 18/19

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Micro:bit programming project Young journalists blogging project Cipher Challenge from Southampton University and GCHQ Mini UN humanities project Super 9s revision and mentoring


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