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Mission, Ethos & Values

‘'Excellence Every Day"
Our Mission

Our mission is to make sure that all our students, regardless of their circumstances, discover their personal best and thrive academically, individually and socially.

We are relentless in driving high expectations and make no apology for ensuring high standards across the school. We will continually ensure every student achieves excellent results, with high-quality teaching and a first-class curriculum, underpinned by outstanding cultural capital experiences and exceptional pastoral care, in order that our students are prepared for the next steps in their future.

Ethos and Culture

We are a highly inclusive school that blends nurturing individual care with high standards and expectations.

Our students are proud of their school and are happy, ambitious inquisitive learners.  They thrive on a curriculum and character education programme that takes place in classrooms, and includes clubs, trips and activities. Our ethos is underpinned by strong relationships between students, parents, carers, staff and governors, who all work tirelessly together to ensure students develop their individual characteristics to be successful at school and beyond.



  • At The John of Gaunt School we nurture, recognise and celebrate the important quality of being generous, helpful, and caring towards other people that is essential in our society today.


  • Being optimistic in attitude is crucial for any person to be successful at any stage of their life. We believe that positivity breeds positivity, and so we foster this trait in all members of our school.


  • All our staff and students must be happy and comfortable within our community at The John of Gaunt School. We want every member to feel welcome and accepted so that they can flourish.