“Achieving Excellence with Care”
We believe in the widest possible horizons for learning and aim to achieve the finest 11-16 education to be found anywhere.
- To provide a curriculum which:
- Interests and motivates, both through its content and its range of Teaching & Learning styles;
- Enables students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills upon which they can build according to their interests and abilities;
- Allows students to make progress at a challenging pace and which also provides for the development of special aptitudes;
- In addition to fulfilling national requirements, will also meet the broader needs of our children in an ever changing world.
- The provision and maintenance of an environment in which ALL students can achieve success, and where all students are valued and respected and extend the same value to others.
- The development of a concept of learning as a desirable, life-long and enjoyable process.
The aims are further divided into the following categories:
To teach students: develop lively and enquiring minds; learn in a range of contexts; be literate and numerate; think and reason clearly; develop independence of thought and action; observe carefully; discriminate intelligently; make rational judgements; stimulate and sustain curiosity.
To teach students to: develop a healthy body; grow in confidence; develop body control; develop skills and awareness of how to maintain and improve personal health.
To encourage a response to beauty and form and develop a sense of awe and wonder.
To help students develop emotional stability and maturity through their experiences.
To enable students to establish a broad basis on which they can make judgements concerning their own conduct and relationships.
To develop spiritual awareness and understanding.
To promote: self knowledge and the ability to respond to strengths and address weaknesses; the opportunity for students to recognize their own progress and set targets for further learning.
To develop a sense of responsibility of self and the community; to encourage tolerance; sympathy and understanding of others; to produce members of society capable of performing useful adult life-roles, with the ability to change society for the better.