Within a stimulating and supportive environment, we promote leadership skills and encourage resilience and confidence. We take every opportunity to celebrate our students’ successes.

The Head of Ethos drives our distinctive leadership culture across the school. Students are encouraged to take a wide range of leadership roles in the school from acting as guides on Open Evening, and participating in peer mentoring programmes, to sitting on the School Council, leading assemblies and acting as House Captains, Sports Captains, Prefects and Student Ambassadors. We use the Leadership Ladder to recognise leadership actions and to reward students for these. All students from Year 7 to the Sixth Form are included in the Leadership Ladder which aims to involve every young person in leadership participation.

We have a highly regarded Rewards System, devised by the School Council, which operates across the school. In addition to this, we celebrate students’ achievements with termly Celebration Breakfasts hosted by the Headteacher and Heads of Year. Each year we host Awards Evenings for Lower School, Upper School, Sixth Form and a Sports Awards Evening. Students’ achievements are celebrated in Panorama, our termly newsletter, and via our excellent website.

We value our partnership with parents and work hard to keep everybody fully informed of their daughter’s progress and successes. We work within the set of values, agreed by our students and promoted throughout the school, which are shared with you in the opening page of this prospectus. We are ‘committed to excellence’ in all that we do.