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Ethos & Values

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

We are 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
  • 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

We aim to be 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 4-9 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
  • Have access to a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Learn in a highly disciplined and well-mannered atmosphere