Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a beacon of inclusive excellence, providing a balanced education and producing confident, tolerant and enthusiastic young people who enjoy working with others and are ready to influence the world.

Methodist Independent Schools' Mission Statement:

Methodism has a distinctive approach to education, embodying clear Christian values. This stems from the beliefs that have been at the heart of Methodism since its foundation by John and Charles Wesley in the eighteen century. That is why we:

  • Challenge, inspire, and support our students as individuals to grow intellectually, personally and spiritually, and achieve their best;
  • Encourage a questioning approach which searches for the real truth through reason, research and debate based on freedom of thought and expression;
  • Promote high academic standards and the development of talents through a variety of extra- curricular activities because we believe each child has God-given talents to develop;
  • Affirm that education is about the acquisition of wisdom and humility as well as the acquisition of academic qualifications and offer Jesus Christ as a model of what it means to grow towards our full humanity;
  • Provide opportunities for Christian worship in the Methodist tradition;
  • Work to promote social justice and to counter prejudice and intolerance in whatever form that takes by encouraging mutual respect and understanding;
  • Encourage an appreciation of working together and of the importance of forgiveness, reconciliation, and renewal in establishing happy communities;
  • Encourage environmental awareness, recognising mankind’s responsibility for the welfare of the world God has created;
  • Encourage creativity as a way of nurturing the human spirit and improving the quality of life;
  • Prepare our students to be responsible citizens and leaders in a fast-changing and complex world, respecting not only the value of cultural diversity but also our common humanity;
  • Recognise the aspirations expressed in the ‘Every Child Matters’ initiative, whilst interpreting them from a Christian perspective;
  • Are committed to working to the benefit of the local community in which the school is situated, whilst also generating an understanding of the concept of service to all communities, national and international;
  • Encourage our students to refuse to accept that things have to be the way they are and to believe in larger possibilities for good because education should be an instrument for reforming and reshaping society for the better;
  • Recognise that education is a life-long process and that the more we are given, the more is expected from us.

John Wesley told the first Methodist teachers to always remember that ‘an ounce of love was worth a pound of knowledge’ and his challenge to teacher and pupil alike was this:

‘Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can.’

That still remains our challenge today and why we see our schools aspiring to be beacons of inclusive excellence developing confident, tolerant, and enthusiastic young people who enjoy working with others and are ready to influence the world.