Transition Week 1

Meet the Vice Principal

Our Core Values

In the video from our Vice Principal Mrs Hooker, you heard about our Core Values. There are 7 core values and you will develop each of these as a part of your character over the next 5-7 years at Emmanuel College. Hover over each of the core values to recap the definition of it. Can you think of ways that you can show these core values?


Honourable Purpose

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 that 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.


Could you create a presentation, poster or creative piece of writing about one or more of the Core Values that could focus on:

  • Investigate one or more of the core values, explain their meaning and give examples of how they can be demonstrated.
  • Do you have a role model who demonstrates the core value/s? Tell us about this person and their character.

Meet the Head of Lower School

What will you be wearing at school?

Uniform is an important part of being an Emmanuel student. By wearing it you are showing that you are ready to learn, you are in a professional frame of mind and that you are a part of our community. It is important that you understand what we will expect in terms of uniform and how you wear your uniform.

Explore your Uniform                                                     Explore your PE uniform

You will be able to login to the Uniform Shop with your parent/carer and look at each piece of the uniform in more detail. You might want to start to read the uniform policy which you can find here, with your parent/carer to make sure you understand how to wear your uniform.

It is also important that you understand the expectation of wearing your uniform well when you are travelling to and from school. When you wear your uniform you are representing Emmanuel College, wearing your uniform with pride outside of College is a way to demonstrate your good character. Therefore, we expect you to follow the uniform policy when you are travelling to and from College.

Additional Information for Parents

College Uniform

The School Uniform Shop within College is closed due to COVID-19. We will not be operating an appointment system or any open selling days. However, we have a new online uniform store, where you will be able to purchase your child’s uniform.

The video and this link outlines the ways in which you can purchase uniform this year. For more information about the College uniform, such as style guides and uniform policies please click here to view the uniform page section of our website.

College Policies

As a parent, you will of course want to know how the College approaches a number of topics, and prior to your child attending Emmanuel, it may be helpful to read some of our policies which you will find on our website.

Our policies outline our approach to the different aspects of College life such as Behaviour and DisciplineAttendanceAnti- Bullying, Character Development, Safeguarding etc. You may also be interested in learning more about our approach to the curriculum, teaching and academic achievement which is outlined in the policy document ‘Excellence in the curriculum’. We have many opportunities for young people to develop personally at Emmanuel College and throughout their career with us, your child will attend educational visits and our policies regarding visits are also available on our website.

How will my child’s classes be chosen? 

To ensure that your child is placed into the most appropriate classes we will be using the following procedure to create their timetable. Under normal circumstances, we would use a wider range of assessment data such as the year 6 SAT’s results however this year as you know we will not be provided with this data. This year the standardised age score from the non-verbal reasoning test all students took last autumn, as part of the application process will be used initially. During this process we will be liaising with Mrs A Scott, Assistant Vice Principal (Student Support) to ensure that we reflect the special or additional educational needs that students may have in the classes that they are allocated to.

Over the course of the autumn term, each Head of Department will carry out a variety of assessments, these will then be used to review the class allocation for January 2021. This gives students time to get to know their new courses and the content that they are expected to learn, giving them the opportunity to show their progress over a longer period of time.

Does your child have special or additional learning needs?

If your child has special or additional learning needs and you would like to discuss those with us, please contact Mrs A Scott (Assistant Vice Principal: Student Support) by email: