Values & Ethos

Our commitment to you and your child:

As a school community we constantly strive to raise standards in both academic attainment and social skills and awareness, to ensure that our students have the very best platform from which to succeed to the very best of their ability.

We expect and ensure the highest standards of behaviour and attitudes to learning, we support each and every child to achieve their very best, we regularly celebrate and reward students’ achievements and hard work.

We are committed to the strong sporting ethos and values we wish to instill in our students: we encourage and develop honesty, ambition, leadership, team work, integrity, respect and resilience.

We continually review and tailor the curriculum, to ensure that its design meets the needs of every student, and that students gain the maximum benefit from the opportunities that our strong links with other schools, colleges, business partners and other agencies afford. Ofsted stated in May 2019 that, “The breadth of curriculum opportunities available at the school is a real ‘gem’ in the school’s offer to its pupils”

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, coupled with an extensive community programme, that help us to uncover and nurture the diverse talents of all the young people who are members of our community.

We maintain a sharp focus on staff development and invest in high quality training, to ensure that, as a staff, we are continually developing our skills as teachers and mentors of young people.

We show a strong commitment to a strong and effective partnership with parents, in order to secure the very best experience for all our students.

Our 2019 Ofsted inspection confirmed that the cornerstones of quality education remain strong. They commented that:

  • “The pastoral system provides high-quality support for pupils on a day to day basis”
  • “Behaviour is securely good”
  • “Teaching, learning and assessment are typically good across the school”
  • “Pupils feel that staff are vigilant and dedicated, and ‘go the extra mile’ to support pupils’ personal and academic needs”

Together with you and your child, we will be reaching further and higher every year, to ensure that your children’s school experience provides them with the very best start to their future life, whatever that may hold.

Simon Bell,
Headteacher