Mission Statement - read here about our Values and Ethos

 

Our aim is to:

 

  • Create confident, independent young women
  • Give all students the opportunity to fulfil their potential
  • Be a Learning Community committed to lifelong learning

We aim to prepare our students for life in the twenty-first century. Our ultimate aim is for our girls to become confident, adaptable young women who can work co-operatively but who are also capable of thinking for themselves, making rational decisions and taking control of their own lives.  Staff and Governors at Newlands are united in their belief in the value of single-sex education for girls, both in terms of academic achievement and social development.  We have high expectations of all our girls, believing this is the best way for every girl to achieve her potential.

There is an exceptionally positive climate for learning across the curriculum.  Relationships between teachers and pupils and pupils and their peers are cordial and purposeful.  Pupils engage with their learning very well.

(Ofsted 2012)

We aim to provide a supportive environment in which every individual is valued and able to develop to the full her academic, moral and spiritual potential.  At the same time we set very clear standards for our girls in terms of both work and behaviour.  We believe that learning can only take place in an orderly environment, and we make it clear to our pupils from the outset that staff work hard on their behalf and we expect them to respond in like manner.

Behaviour in lessons and around the school is exceptional.  Pupils are courteous and polite.  They respect adults and each other. This supports the exceptionally positive climate for learning seen across the school. 
(Ofsted 2012)

 

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