Ethos and Aims
Our mission is to inspire and develop all pupils to the highest degree within their capabilities and encourage them within a caring Christian community, holding in highest esteem, mutual respect, loyalty and commitment.
The Birchfield Way
At Birchfield, we pride ourselves on our core values and traditions. We encourage our pupils to fully encompass what truly makes a Birchfield pupil and to strive to follow ‘The Birchfield Way’. Our children are taught to be respectful, have good manners and to always wear their Griffin with pride.
These are explained to our pupils when they arrive in school and are set out below for your information.
Values – The Birchfield Way (please click on the link)
In preparing Birchfield children for a happy and successful life, we aim:
To provide the highest standards of pastoral care for children of all abilities in our care
To provide a stimulating, supportive environment which addresses all aspects of the children’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
To promote excellence through equipping our young people to accept responsibility and make a positive contribution to the community and society
To encourage a lifelong love of learning
To understand the importance of manners, respect for each other and the value of working and living together productively
To develop self-esteem, independence and self-confidence
To maintain an environment in which children are safe, happy and motivated
To provide a challenging environment for holistic growth in ‘mind, body and spirit’
To encourage mutual respect, tolerance and understanding
To provide the greatest opportunities for personal and professional growth for all who live and work in our school.
Aims of the School
The School’s mission statement makes clear its objective of inspiring and developing all pupils to the highest degree within their capabilities and encouraging them within a caring Christian community, holding in highest esteem, mutual respect, loyalty and commitment. It aims to:
Develop the whole child by providing a rich, balanced and varies curriculum and extra-curricular programme, so that each pupil will experience success and achievement at an appropriate level, regardless of their abilities
Nurture each individual’s confidence and self-esteem by encouraging them to fulfil their potential
Provide an atmosphere within School which reflects purpose, order, consideration, tolerance and discipline within clearly set parameters, developing a school community which encourages responsibility, friendliness, care and a sense of humour
Promote constructive and amiable relationships between staff, pupils and home in order that a mutual respect is developed and positively reinforced, leading to the notion that learning is fun
The School recognises the benefits inherent in the National Curriculum and utilises its teaching methodologies, assessment and content while preparing pupils for 11+, Common Entrance and Scholarship in readiness for the requirements of a large variety of senior schools