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

Path building: part 2

Students in year 11 have almost completed repairing the path. We have made great progress on the path – the end is in sight! Several other year groups have supported us – Y8, Y10 and Post16.  The wet weather recently …

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Stag Beetles!

Great news –  Stag beetles have settled in our Nut Walk! So far, our primary students have found two females (as seen in the picture) and a male which have larger pinchers. The male was found during wild time last …

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Mental Health Week

The importance of mental health and wellbeing is very important to us at St Philip’s. As the focus of mental health week is nature, we took the opportunity to go outside as much as we could! While outside we could enjoy …

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Art

Despite the obvious challenges of the last year or so three Year 11’s have managed to complete all the work necessary for their GCSE art. They have produced an impressive body of work ranging from silk painting, textiles, collage work …

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