Quakers believe every contribution is worthwhile and that truth is not confined to a single creed or point of view. This encourages open enquiry and respect for individual needs. These principles are at the heart of our approach to teaching.
We appreciate the talents and gifts of each student and can take advantage of the intimate size of the school and its relatively small classes to nurture potential from an early age. To meet this aim we intend that pupils shall have the freest possible choice of options, so that their academic programme can be closely tailored to their needs, interests and abilities.
At the same time we give our teachers the freedom to teach. They are encouraged to be as creative as possible and not to always be bound by the National Curriculum. Similarly, our students are confident enough to ask questions and to contribute ideas of their own. This produces a mature and mutually respectful learning relationship between teachers and students.
Pioneers of Social Reform
Read more about the early reformers who influenced Government thinking.