Mission & Values
- To provide a centre of academic excellence where all students and staff have the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best.
- To encourage personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.
- To create a disciplined, sensitive environment where everyone is equally valued.
We aspire, whether we be students or staff, that all of our work will be characterised by the following values:
We aim to be positive in everything, doing what is good and aiming to benefit others as well as ourselves.
We seek to do our personal best without bragging and to encourage others to achieve their best without being critical or jealous of their efforts.
We care for those who are in difficulty and who are hurting, recognising that the world does not exist for us alone.
We can be trusted to be honest and truthful, to say what we mean and to do what we say.
We recognise that having the freedom to express ourselves means we must also accept responsibility for our words, thoughts and actions.
We aim to do what is right, whatever the cost; we stand up for the weak, whatever the danger; we face our fears and find ways of defeating them.
We know that hard work and the refusal to give up are essential if we are to achieve anything worthwhile.
Five core beliefs shape our approach to education:
In loco parentis
Parents carry the primary responsibility for their children’s education and welfare; teachers are to be respected because they are “in the place of a parent”
Character is of enduring value, and should be cultivated as an end in itself
Every child is made in God’s image and has intrinsic worth and great potential; we aim for each student to achieve their personal best
Students learn most effectively from teachers who possess expertise in their subject, know how to provoke thought and prove worthy of the authority invested in them
Knowledge for a purpose
Our students will be called to be leaders in their generation, and their education should equip them to serve others