Our vision and culture

One of the things that makes the school so special is the shared vision that exists between staff, students, parents and governors. This is apparent the minute you enter the main school reception and it can be found in every aspect of school life. Our vision is not simply a series of words; it resonates in many conversations that take place daily within our school. Our vision is very simple: we aim for ‘every student to develop the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to become the best they can be’.

Pupils behave in a safe, sensible, calm and orderly manner.
Ofsted, September 2016

We are a truly comprehensive school and cater for all academic abilities. Support for our students ranges from bespoke pathways designed specifically to enable students to be successful in their application to top universities beyond our sixth form, an elite athlete pathway, allocated funding for ‘disadvantaged’ students that is spent in consultation between the school, the student and their parents/ carers, in addition to so much more.

Our culture is based around nine core values, which underpin our work and form the basis of my leadership of the school. We are: open, energetic, outgoing, friendly, safe, supportive, healthy, professional and self-aware. In my conversations with staff and students, there are two things that I refer to frequently: ‘our school’ and ‘pride’. I’m sure you would agree that these go hand in hand, however, this is something that every member of staff who works at the school embraces and actively promotes.

Gareth Burton
Headteacher