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

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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A birthday surprise!

Having a birthday is such an exciting time especially when it is your 18th. One of our students, Dean, was 18 on Friday and his mum organised a surprise Zoom birthday party with his friends. She got in touch with …

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Our Poetry Competition winner is Ashley!

Thank you to all of the staff and students who entered the poetry competition. There were some excellent entries and Mr Walsh enjoyed reading every one of them. After much deliberation it was decided that Ashley’s poem really captures the …

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