At Bridgnorth Endowed School, our vision is simple: an outstanding school with high standards of academic achievement for all, underpinned by traditional values of discipline, courtesy and good manners.
We believe that all children can succeed and we have high academic ambition for all of our students. Our beliefs and ambitions can be demonstrated by our commitment to teaching a strong academic core of subjects to all students within a safe, calm, orderly and purposeful learning environment.
No one has the right to spoil other students’ learning, which is why the standard of behaviour expected for all of our students is extremely high. Having the highest expectation for behaviour in and out of the classroom ensures all students can learn effectively.
We recognise that young people do not always have the highest expectations of themselves and can sometimes struggle to meet the ambitions of a challenging academic curriculum. We work tirelessly to promote an inclusive learning environment where all students are provided with highly effective support to help them succeed in their education.
Bridgnorth Endowed School has a distinctive and positive ethos, which guides our work and approach to education.
We are committed to the success of each of our students and teach them to develop the academic and character skills that they will need in adult life.
We believe in providing an excellent education, enabling students to get into the best universities and secure the most sought-after apprenticeships.
Most importantly, we aim to encourage students to be successful and happy in a competitive world, and to build an exciting future for themselves.
To support our ethos, we have the following three aims:
1. To develop confident, thoughtful and well-rounded young people who are polite, balanced and have respect for themselves and those around them.
We feel that this is best achieved by having clearly defined and measurable high expectations for attendance, attitude and conduct that make no excuses based on students’ prior attainment and background.
2. To teach our students to develop important learning dispositions, self-regulation strategies and metacognitive skills so that they become capable of assessing their own learning and can act as their own teacher.
We feel that this is best achieved by providing challenging goals, excellent teaching and access to regular feedback through high quality assessment.
3. To teach our students to develop deep understanding of important concepts.
We use the SOLO taxonomy to present learning as a process of developing sufficient surface knowledge to then move on to deeper conceptual understanding.
Our core values of hard work, trust and fairness permeate all that we do. From the moment a student arrives at Bridgnorth Endowed School, we ask them to live these values:
We never give up. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We do what it takes for as long as it takes.
We are honest. We do what we say we’ll do and do not make excuses. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing.
We play by the rules. We are respectful, polite and courteous at all times. We don’t take advantage of others and helping a member of our team is helping ourselves.