Vision and values

Climbing the mountain to university

Our mission is to ensure that every pupil achieves academic success and has the real option of going to university. We want to make university education something which is accessible, exciting and aspirational. We believe our pupils work hard towards this goal because we make it real for them. We name our classes after well-known university cities and we name each year group by the year in which they will graduate from sixth form. We run residential trips to universities to open their eyes to the opportuntiies that university study can deliver.

In order to make our dreams for our pupils a reality, we foster values and approaches that transform the lives of our pupils. At the heart of our approach is that we are an all-through school with a thriving nursery provision. We believe in investing in knowing our pupils and their families extremely well, and we prioritise our pupils making extraordinary progress in the early years of their education. This sense of long-term commitment is core to our approach.

We have high expectations for all of our pupils, and believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child here can fulfil their potential.This both warm and strict approach means pupils feel safe and secure in the school but also confident to contribute to the future of the school and their community.

Long term, we aim to play our part in removing the educational disadvantage currently experienced by those born into economic deprivation our country. We strive to create role models and leaders in our community and through them to create a safer, fairer, and happier society.