Ethos and Values
Our core values “Care, Commitment and Challenge” underpin everything we do. We work closely with our local primary schools where our pupils regularly act as leaders and mentors, giving up their time to support younger pupils. We work with our wider community, running the many charity events of which we are so proud. This interaction helps to give our pupils an understanding of the community of which they are a part and to develop their self-confidence and self-worth. In addition to this we have a well-developed programme of careers information, advice and guidance that sits alongside an extensive personal social and health education curriculum which all combine to give our pupils the best chances in life after school.
Our curriculum is broad and well balanced; we have opportunities for every pupil to develop their talents. From engineering scholarships to performing arts, no matter where a pupils interests and skills lie, we have pathways that will equip them to progress, not just into post 16 education and training but into university, employment and beyond.
We are proud too, of our international links with South Africa and China and the Erasmus+ group that links us to schools across Europe. Through these links, many of our pupils get to visit and work with children from other cultures; this further enriches their understanding of the world in which they live.
We see education as a partnership between the school, the parents and the pupils; based upon mutual support, good communication and understanding. We recognise parents’ rights to have high expectations of the school and equally, we ask parents to share our high expectations of pupils.