Head Teacher's Welcome
As parents we wish our children to grow up and live full lives as happy, successful, good people. At Gordon’s we want nothing less. More than a place of learning but a way of living, Gordon’s seeks to equip young people morally, physically and academically; to make their contribution to the wider world in the sphere they choose.
Officially listed as one of Britain’s outstanding schools by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Gordon’s is a unique non-selective state boarding school that recognises that a good education is not just about outstanding examination results but a thorough preparation for life; it is about developing character and confidence through great teaching and abundant opportunities to strive, do, make, perform and learn.
Founded on academic rigour, excellent pastoral care, ceremony and an enviable activity programme we insist on hard work, exemplary behaviour and relentless courtesy, at all times.
One of Britain’s most academically successful state schools, we have a proud record of commitment to the highest standards and put great store in the widest possible recognition and celebration of achievement and intelligence to nurture individual talents and promote the understanding in every pupil that we are all equally different.
However, the real judgement of Gordon’s is the pupils. All who visit are struck by the friendly, purposeful calm that pervades the school. This is no accident and is borne from self-disciplined, focused and appreciative young people. Young people who are ambitious to be the best they can be, able to think for themselves, with a firmly-held moral code based on personal responsibility, respect for others and the desire to serve the wider community.
I want Gordon’s to become one of the most successful state schools in Britain, not just for academic achievement but for the young people we develop and the difference they make to the lives of others.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to the school so that you can see us in action and appreciate the difference a Gordon’s education makes.
Andrew J. Moss MEd
tel : 01276 858084
fax: 01276 855335
Not just good examination results, a thorough preparation for life.