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Aims & Ethos

Our aim is to develop in all our students the character, confidence and capabilities to become the best they can be: to achieve well and to go on to lead fulfilled lives, enjoy healthy lifestyles and make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Such students lead happier lives.

Our educational model is, therefore focused around the calibre of young people we want to help develop.

We believe in an academic and active curriculum without shortcuts that encourages students to aim high and one that immerses them in a diverse range of activities in order for them to discover their talents and interests. In high quality teaching and resources where students of all abilities develop the knowledge, skills, attributes and behaviours to achieve their potential. In a house system at the heart of outstanding pastoral and academic care. Finally, and crucially, we believe that high performance without good character is not true success.

Our strapline of modern ideas, traditional values lies at the centre of our extensive curriculum and seeks to ensure that we do not blithely follow fashions and fads but focus on fundamentals that matter, opening minds, leadership and service, well-being and excellence to ensure that Gordonian’s leave the school not only good people but thoroughly prepared for life.

5 Year Vision Statement

Long-term Priorities

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