Ethos and Values

We provide an engaging and challenging learning environment in which we aim to ensure that all our girls are ‘inspired to achieve’.

In our friendly and supportive community our girls benefit from good teaching, a broad curriculum and an education based firmly on Christian values. We aim to develop our students’ ability to think independently, solve problems, communicate and live happy and fulfilling lives.

We believe that the learning that takes place outside the classroom is as valuable as what happens during lesson times. With this in mind we offer an extensive enrichment programme, encouraging every girl to extend herself through the arts, sport and many other activities.

Our girls leave us at 16 to study at a range of local sixth forms and colleges and many move on to university. We are always mindful of the fact that here at St Edmund’s we are educating young women who will shape the 21st century; visitors to the school frequently comment on our friendly and articulate students. In March 2015 Ofsted inspectors reported that ‘The promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school so that students are well prepared for life in modern Britain’.  

In March 2016 we received our Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools and were judged to be outstanding in all areas.

St Edmund’s Girls’ School is proud to be a Church of England Academy. Our vision is encapsulated in the phrase ‘inspired to achieve’ and expressed further as follows:

  • Through inspiration, challenge and support, our students achieve outstanding outcomes and are able to realise their ambitions.
  • Within a positive, caring environment, underpinned by Christian values, our students become happy, responsible and successful members of society.

Our three core values of respect, responsibility and resilience were chosen by students to sum up the expectations we have of all those working as part of a Christian community and as values which will contribute to our aim to send positive, determined and brave young women onto their next stage of education after St Edmund’s.

We articulate our vision and core values through the words of Micah 6:8:

Micah Verse artwork

These phrases are used in various aspects of school life to remind and underline our Christian approach.

Nicola Bull