About Us

General School Description:

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School is located at 125 Sherwood Forest Square Road in London, Ontario. The school is  named after Sir Frederick Banting (1891- 1941) who served with distinction as a medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War. The colours of the corps - maroon, navy and gold have been adopted by the school as its own.  After the war, Dr. Banting practised medicine until 1921 on Adelaide Street, in London, before returning to the University of Toronto as a research assistant. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for research leading to the discovery of insulin for treatment of diabetes.  Knighted in 1934, he was conducting research in aviation medicine when he was killed in an airplane crash.

Banting Secondary School is a grade 9-12 comprehensive secondary school with a very strong tradition of excellence in academics, arts, scholarship, sports and community service. We are proud to offer a range of programs to our students, from the French Immersion program to the programs offered to the special students in our Developmental centre. We believe that all destinations after high school have worth and we endeavour to prepare students equally well for college, university and the world of work.

Banting has a very safe and inclusive educational environment where teaching professionals and support staff work hard to maximize every student's potential.

Banting has a number of credit bearing specialized Physical Education Programs such as the Banting Hockey Academy Program, Aquatics Gym and Dance. We have a wide range of technology course offerings such as hospitality, transportation, communications, construction and technology design. Banting also has a very strong music program with both instrumental (winds), guitar and an outstanding vocal program.  Banting offers a high skills major in Physical Education and Business.

School Organization:

We have approximately 100 staff members at Banting, including the following specialized programs:

  • 4 Guidance counsellors,
  • 2 Resource teachers
  • 5 Developmental Education teachers
  • 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder teacher,
  • 2 Student Success teachers

Other support staff include an attendance counsellor/social worker, educational assistants, psychologist, public health nurse, settlement worker, secretarial and custodial staff.

Measures of Student Achievement and Success:

At Thames Valley District School Board, we believe that assessment and evaluation of student achievement are integral parts of the learning process. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation helps teachers to determine students' strengths and weaknesses in their achievement of the curriculum expectations. It also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students' needs and in assessing the overall effectiveness of programs and classroom practices. A variety of methods are used to gauge student progress including: teacher observation, classroom tests, projects and other examples of student work.

For more information on our school's provincial assessment results, visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office.

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