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Our Values and Ethos

“A strong ethos pervades the school and is shown

in pupils’ courteous behaviour, helping one another and working hard.”

{source: Ofsted Report 2014)

(source: Parent Survey 2017)

Our founder, Miss Routledge, had a strong Catholic faith which shaped her approach to teaching and discipline for many hundreds of children who passed through the school under her leadership.


We welcome Catholic families at the school and each year our local priest celebrates first communion with our children of Catholic faith. 


We uphold our founder's Christian ethos, reflecting this in how we teach and how we interact with each other within the school community.  

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22 v 6)

Whole School Aims



1.  To provide a challenging, yet supportive environment to stimulate, maintain and develop, a lively enquiring mind.


2.  To encourage all pupils to reach their true potential and eventually become independent learners who value learning with and from others, ie have a positive attitude to life-long learning.


3.  To value application, perseverance, initiative and independence of thought and action, as well as co-operative endeavours.


4.  To develop in pupils a sense of moral values which can form a framework for a sense of own worth, and relationships with others, so as students become responsible members of society.


5.  To develop in pupils a positive attitude towards themselves and others with a strong sense of self-respect.  Also to develop a sense of respect for other peoples’ property, ideas and beliefs irrespective of gender, race, disability or academic achievement etc.


6.  To appreciate human achievements, failures and aspirations.


7.  To develop positive attitudes towards and concerns for the environment.




8.  To offer a broad based curriculum in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, promote enjoyment in learning, and to provide knowledge/skills to equip students for their subsequent learning experiences at senior school and generally, in leisure and work, as active, confident and responsible members of a rapidly developing society.




9.  To develop a school community which affords equal value to all its members, is seen to be just and encourages mutual respect, concern for others and truthfulness.


10. To foster close relationships between the school, the pupils’ homes and the local community.

High Level 3 Year Strategy Overview

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