Our School's Christian Ethos
“Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Psalm 127:1”
We warmly welcome pupils from all faith backgrounds and none, and we believe that our Christian ethos provides the best possible basis for them to grow as public citizens and in personal character.
Our Founder was the Christian philanthropist C.E.B. Young. He trusted in the Bible as the Word of God, and in the good news about Jesus Christ it reveals. We share that trust as the foundation of our common life as a school.
The teachings of the Bible provide the root to many of our most important values: democracy, liberty, and the rule of law, which rests on the freedom and dignity of human beings, and on the need for restraint in our capacity for wrongdoing.
We understand that all human beings are made in the image of God, with inherent dignity and potential, and that we were created for family and community, which shapes our pastoral structures.
Above all, we believe that love for God and one’s neighbour should direct our hearts and our actions, and we encourage an atmosphere marked by respect, gentleness, and kindness.