Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

High Performance Learning at Borlase

High Performance Learning (HPL) is an evidence-based approach to education that has been developed by Professor Deborah Eyre. 

The underpinning philosophy of HPL is that there are no limits on a student's potential: with the right approach to learning every child can reach levels of attainment and achievement that might previously have been considered the preserve of a 'gifted and talented' few.  

The HPL approach, which looks at both the cognitive and attitudinal aspects of learning, complements the ideals and aspirations to develop the whole child that have always been at the heart of what Borlase stands for.  The HPL approach has been embedded in the professional development of our staff and forms the foundation on which our teaching and learning is built.  HPL also emphasises the importance of parents and carers and we have run successful workshops that have been designed to raise awareness of how secondary school students can best be supported from the home front!

We were one of the pilot schools with whom Professor Eyre and her team worked to develop and tailor the programme and we were delighted to become the first grammar school to be accredited with HPL's 'World Class School' Award in 2019.