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

The Award for Champion Secondary School of the Year goes to: St Philip’s School

Debbie and Sean from the Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team have worked closely with Tender to deliver education to our young people around the importance of healthy relationships.  They were delighted to hear that Tender have awarded St Philip’s the …

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A fantastic Ofsted result!

We’re delighted to announce that following our short inspection from Ofsted in December, we continue to be Good! The report found: “The behaviour and attitudes of pupils is exemplary. Pupils are very proud of their school. They are polite, respectful …

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Coffee morning with TENDER arts charity

We are pleased to have TENDER, an arts charity who work with young people to support healthy relationships and increase awareness of abuse through projects in schools. TENDER and St Philip’s are working together to improve their service for young …

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Welcoming back former students

On Friday 14th December 2018 we hosted a “leavers lunch” for the St Philip’s School alumni. 15 ex-students returned to catch up with staff and current students and share their news. Zac, second from the left, has been very busy …

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