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Do you think you may be gifted or show a talent for sport, music or art? Or maybe you've been put on the gifted and talented register at school and would like to find out more about it.

What does gifted and talented mean?

  • 'Gifted' learners are those who have abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as maths and English.
  • 'Talented' learners are those who have practical skills in areas such as sport, music, design or creative and performing arts.
  • 'Gifted and talented' learners have high ability in both these areas.

School gifted and talented register

If you've been put on your school's gifted and talented register – congratulations! This means you are in the top 5 to 10 per cent in your school. When identifying gifted and talented students schools look at a number of factors including:

  • test results
  • quality of work
  • potential to achieve more highly
  • leadership, decision-making and organisational skills
  • the views of teachers, parents and peers.

Further information

If you want to find out more, have a look at some of the resources and websites below. You can also talk to the gifted and talented co-ordinator or leading teacher in your school.