Values and  ethos

Values and Ethos

As a school, we have a commitment to uphold and work within the values
and ethos of co-operative schools. These values are self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. 

In association, these values underpin our ethos which is based on honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.



  • Offer excellent and very effective Teaching and Learning that makes the classroom a place of high expectations, challenge and progress.
  • Inspire students to become independent thinkers who will follow and realise their aspirations.
  • See teachers and students as active partners in learning.
  • Equip students to contribute to wider society.
  • Develop a growth mindset in all members of the school community.
  • Encourage student confidence, self-belief and respect.
  • Create an inclusive school community.
  • Prepare students for adult life, recognising that learning is lifelong.
  • Support and value students’ personal development with sports, drama, music and other extra curricular opportunities
  • Develop and appreciate the skills and abilities of all staff.
  • Have high expectations of students, staff, parents and carers, fostering effective home-school partnerships.
  • Govern the school in an open and transparent way.

Core Values Promoted by our students

  • Support Respect
  • Communication Enthusiasm
  • Honesty Social responsibility
  • Organisation Persistence
  • Opportunities Experiences
  • Learning Challenge
  • Trust