County Upper School

Our Aspirations

Achievement for all


Our work is underpinned by these four Key Aspirations:

  • that all students have equal value
  • that we must lead young people towards autonomy where they are able to make decisions and to take charge of their lives
  • that we must be a community and in all our activities we must speak of care, consideration, pride and hard work
  • that all effort and achievement must be celebrated and the positive should overwhelm the negative in all our procedures.

Our philosophy is summed up by these words of Archbishop William Temple:

… You should treat people as what they might be, as what they have it in them to become …”