At Bridgnorth Endowed School, our vision is simple: to provide our young people with an excellent all-round education to enable them to get into the best universities and secure the most sought-after apprenticeships.
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 are determined that all of our students not only achieve a high level of academic success, but develop a love of learning the best that has been thought and known in the world.
Most importantly, we aim to empower students to be successful and happy in a competitive world, and to build an exciting future for themselves.
To support our vision, we have the following three aims:
- To develop confident, thoughtful and well-rounded young people who are polite, balanced and have respect for themselves and those around them.
- 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.
- To teach our students to develop deep understanding of the important knowledge and skills needed to be successful in life.
We believe that our vision and aims are best achieved by providing students with a calm, orderly and purposeful learning environment, 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 that makes no excuses based on students’ prior attainment and background.
We believe that learning is the residue of thought, which is why all of our lessons contain learning activities that challenge students to think deeply about the content they are learning.
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.
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.