Vision, Values and Ethos

All Round Excellence

With our vision to be ‘the best selective boys’ school in West Kent’ our school community embodies a culture of all round excellence, where education is about developing the individual to explore, nurture their skills and talents and achieve their fullest potential.

We forge respectful relationships with parents, carers and the wider community to enable our students to flourish and thrive as confident young people, ready to face the challenges of the world. We wish for them to be kind and compassionate members of their communities who can make a difference to the lives of those around them.

Our school community embodies a culture of all round excellence.

As a selective school, we have high academic aspirations for all, and our broad and ambitious curriculum challenges everyone to achieve their fullest potential. To us, pastoral care is at the forefront of academic success and we provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages students' personal, social and academic development to be well-rounded individuals. Co-curricular opportunities abound and offer students a vast array of social, creative, sporting and cultural clubs and activities that, in turn, motivate and foster self-confidence and self-discipline beyond the academic environment. The school values of respect, excellence and determination are firmly embedded in school culture and demonstrated by all.

The strong sense of a vibrant community is tangible to those who walk into our school, talk to our students and staff and experience first-hand the sense of pride in the school.