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

Latest News

Christmas in the Community

The annual Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Christmas in the Community celebration was off to a cracking start yesterday! The event is held at each regional hub and gives students and pupils across OHCAT the opportunity to join together …

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Our partnership with Hampton Court Palace

Our pupils have been enjoying visits to Hampton Court Palace for some time now, and teacher Mr Mears spoke to UK Ed Chat about the benefits of partnership working with such an historic place, explaining how “a step back in …

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The Great River Race – we made it!

Saturday 8th September saw a crew of staff members from St Philip’s School take part in the Great River Race.  The event starts in Greenwich and heads upstream for 22 miles, finishing in Richmond upon Thames.  This was the first …

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We’re taking part in The Great River Race!

A group of rowers from the school’s staff team is gearing up to take on The Great River Race on Saturday 8th September. The Great River Race is dubbed “London’s River Marathon”; a 21.6 mile spectacular boat race up the River Thames, with …

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