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School Ethos and Values

 School Vision, Ethos & Curriculum Aims

  • To promote the highest aspirations amongst students: to have dreams for the future and to work towards them in the present 
  • To develop resilience, self-belief and self-motivation
  • To enable every student to reach their full academic potential
  • To promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of every student and to develop British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • To create a safe and secure, disciplined and happy learning environment


Learning is at the centre of all we do and our curriculum intent is to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all students at WCHS which builds on prior knowledge and skills
  • Engage students in learning which is enjoyable, stimulating and relevant  to students now and for the future
  • Provide a cohesive, progressive curriculum where explicit links between subjects and across key stages are forged
  • Enable students to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations; and to instil an aspirational mindset
  • Support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to enable them to become responsible, respectful members of the local and wider community
  • Support students’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning; pride in their own progress and achievement; and a strong work ethic, through providing a curriculum which offers opportunity to celebrate and share success: valuing attainment, progress and effort equally
  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every student and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Provide subject choices that support students’ learning and progression, and enable them to work towards achieving their goals
  • Ensure that as many students as possible leave our school equipped with a strong set of GCSE results
  • Develop students’ independent learning skills and resilience, as well as their reading, communication and numeracy skills, to equip them for post-16 education, further/higher education and employment and to become lifelong learners


Our vision for our students as lifelong learners:

  • Confident individuals with respect for self and others, able to relate to others, to manage themselves and to communicate effectively 
  • Responsible citizens with  the commitment to participate responsibly in economic, social and cultural life; who have a moral purpose in life and values by which to live
  • Successful, confident learners with enthusiasm and motivation for learning, able to link and apply skills and knowledge to new situations
  • Effective contributors with resilience, creative ideas and problem-solving skills
Whitworth Community High School,
Hall Fold, Whitworth, Rossendale,
Lancashire, OL12 8TS