Ethos and Values

St Philip’s is a school where individuals are valued for themselves and where all are expected to give of their best.

We believe that young people learn and develop best with clear and consistent work and behaviour expectations and where praise, enjoyment, consideration and respect are integral to the school’s life and ethos.

We encourage students to become as independent as possible in all areas of their lives, both in and out of the classroom. We challenge students to try new things, such as developing new friendships or using public transport.

The school aims to inspire curiosity, a spirit of collaboration, and develop creative thinking, a sense of social responsibility and leadership skills. A strong sense of community underpins everything we do – learning to respect each other’s backgrounds and beliefs. We value commitment, we celebrate success and we offer an environment which not only leads to academic success but also to self-discovery and a sense of personal worth and well-being.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Re-sowing the grass

Over the summer a large rectangle of our school field had a marquee on it and the grass underneath died. One of our Post16 Horticulture Groups is learning about Garden Maintenance so we decided to repair and re-sow the grass. …

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Looking good for photos

Well done to everyone for looking so smart on our school photo day. Ties were done up, shirts tucked in and everyone was looking their very best. All pupils were encouraged to have their photo taken, give their best smile …

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Year 7 find their feet

The new Year 7 pupils are making a fantastic start to their time at St Philip’s and are getting to know the school through a number of structured activities. As part of their induction, the pupils have been tracking down …

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Parent Survey Results

A big thank you to all parents and carers who took the time to complete the parent survey that was issued at the end of last term.  We had 106 responses which is considerably more than the survey we conducted …

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