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

At one with nature

Eco Education is being developed in school due to our growing understanding of the importance of contact and connection with nature for students’ healthy development. As Sean Henn from our Student Support Team says; “We are hoping to share our …

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Getting into the swing of things!

Our students had a great time at Horton Park Golf Club yesterday, trying out their swings at the driving range. It was a beautifully sunny day, with perfect conditions for a trip to the local golf course. Head of PE, …

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A First Class result!

We’re always delighted to hear from former students and we were overjoyed to hear some amazing news from Emma, who finished her studies with us in 2014. Emma sat her GCSEs with us, what her mother calls the ‘launchpad’ that …

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Results 2020

Despite a very challenging time, Year 11 and Post-16 students achieved a range of fantastic qualifications over the past few weeks and we are all incredibly proud of them. There are still some results to be confirmed but the early …

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