AIMS AND Values

Pupils First, Always Learning

The College’s strategic aims are:

  • To provide a first class learning experience – a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally
  • To be a genuine learning community – where adults, as well as young people, fully engage in the learning process, and are open to learning from each other and from all experiences
  • To be the best that we can be – everyone in the Garth Hill community always striving to improve so that we can do the best we can for ourselves and for others, and make the very most of life.

We are:

  • Passionate about our pupils and our community - proud to be a genuine comprehensive school with young people from a range of backgrounds and circumstances.

  • Driven by educating the whole child, not just by academic outcomes.

  • Striving to provide the best care, service and opportunity to our young people and their families and to be the best at developing others.

At the heart of this is our commitment to building positive relationships with pupils. We aim to provide an environment where young people will thrive, embrace learning and make the most of the opportunities available at Garth Hill to grow and develop as individuals. We encourage our pupils – building on our “Message to the Young People” and our “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Garth Hill Pupils” – to develop the aptitude and determination to achieve well in life, do great work and be great citizens. We believe that with hard work and dedication our young people can achieve beyond expectation.