Our Ethos and Vision

Sir Thomas Fremantle School will be a school which has at its heart an ethos that thrives on trust and mutual respect. It will be a forgiving, secure and inspirational place which promotes confidence, humility and success.

We aim to be a school with an innovative, intellectually challenging curriculum where:

  • Excellence is central to teaching and learning
  • It is a pleasure to teach and learn
  • Every student’s needs are understood and catered for
  • Young people are known as individuals
  • Students are encouraged to take responsibility and develop as young leaders
  • All aspects of development are encouraged: intellectual, physical, creative, moral, spiritual, emotional, social, cultural
  • All students engage fully in Sir Thomas Fremantle School enrichment programme
  • Students’ positive experiences of school extend into their adult lives
  • Behaviour is characterised by respect for others and the environment
  • The staff are supported through continuing professional development
  • Parents and local residents are welcomed as partners in learning
  • Horizons and global awareness are broadened through national and international partnerships

Our overall aims are for a school where our students:

  • Have high aspirations and outstanding teaching leading to academic success
  • Receive exceptional pastoral care and support for the individual
  • Receive a broad, independent curriculum which includes:
  • Benefit from a strong emphasis on the core subjects
  • Are all able to study modern foreign languages
  • Complete extended projects and community projects
  • Take part in educational trips and visits
  • Competitive sport and physical activities
  • Have leadership opportunities
  • Have a target of achieving GCSE A*-C passes in English, Mathematics, two sciences, a modern foreign language and either History or Geography)
  • Have a clear sense of community and parental involvement within the school
  • Benefit from a focus on small class sizes and a longer school day
  • Have access to a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Learn in a highly disciplined and well-mannered atmosphere