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School Vision and Ethos

Our Vision

At Central Foundation Girls’ School we…

  • Transform lives through our high expectations and high standards for all. (UNCRC Article 29)
  • Challenge and support each other to excel through our passion for learning. (UNCRC Article 28)
  • Value all members of our community and celebrate success. (UNCRC Articles 13 and 14)
  • Empower ourselves to be a positive, creative, innovative and inspirational community.  (UNCRC Articles 13 and 31)

Ethos and Values

We are keenly aware that tradition alone is not enough. While we are rightly proud of our heritage, we must always keep pace with the modern, changing world. Our aim of ‘Educating Tomorrow’s Women’ is central to the way we perceive our role.

The key words of our vision statement underpin our ethos. The education we provide at Central Foundation Girls’ School transforms our student lives; opening huge doors of opportunity. We expect our students to be active participants on this journey.  As a rights respecting school we value each and every individual and insist that every member of the school community models rights and respect in their relationships with others.

‘Challenge’ is a key part of life at Central, coupled with good support our students are challenged to push the boundaries’ of their achievements; challenged to contribute; challenged to excel.  We expect our students to be role models in all that they do.  Every student at Central Foundation is unique, so valuing and celebrating our diversity is central to the school ethos.  Our vision statement and ethos means that all our girls are empowered to be the best they can be in every area of their lives.

We want our students to learn how to find out what’s going on in the world, how to have a say and how to make a difference. To provide real experiences of that, we are working to help the school council become more effective. We have also trained students to research aspects of school life and inform the school management of their findings and concerns.  Student Leadership opportunities exist across the curriculum from Year 7 through to the Head Girl and Student Ambassadors in the Sixth Form.

We expect all our students to show respect for the environment and for other people. We expect them to develop courtesy as well as their ability to care for others and to take every opportunity to participate in making the world a better place.