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Ethos and Values

Our ethos is to provide  ‘the best of education’  to our students. Supporting them to achieve excellent academic outcomes, whilst enabling them to experience an enriching curriculum and strong pastoral care. 

Our core values are:

Respect – Communication, Well-mannered, Grateful, Empathetic 

Resilience – Determination, Willingness to fail, Courageous, Aspirational 

Responsibility – Organisation, Productivity, Reflective, Independent 

We pride ourselves on our motto:

"Big enough to make a difference, yet small enough to know each child".

This is what makes us unique. 


School Priorities

  •  Leadership at all levels provides stability for the future

  • Teaching that supports an aspirant curriculum for all

  • Aspirant Post-16 experience

  • Stakeholders support positive attitudes to learning

  • Positive wellbeing experience for all

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Our Vision

  • At Abbeyfield we are driven to make a difference to every individual regardless of background or circumstance.  

  • We make a difference to their academic outcomes; ensuring they achieve academic excellence and develop a love for learning.  

  • We make a difference to their well being; supporting them to be healthy, resilient and equipped for their future.  

  • We make a difference to their character; developing young people who are responsible ambassadors and ready to lead.   

  • At Abbeyfield we care; as a community, we respect each other’s differences and support one another to realise our dreams and become the best version of ourselves. 

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“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct.”

“Pupils make many positive contributions to the life of the school.” 


“Leaders prepare pupils well for the future.” 

OFSTED 2022 

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