Aims and vision

Our educational vision overarches our educational aims and is the foundation on which our plans for our pupils' future development and progress is based. 

Educational vision

At Copthill, we will

  • put the pupil at the heart of their education, making the education fit the pupil rather than trying to make the pupil fit into a one-size-fits-all system;
  • care for our pupils as individuals within a supportive family community, learning and growing together; happy pupils learn;
  • have the highest expectations of our pupils across all areas of their education and development, with flexibility in our approach;
  • challenge and support our pupils to be confident in recognising their own and each other's strengths and talents across the broad Copthill curriculum;
  • acknowledge that learning can be difficult and aim to reassure our pupils that making mistakes is part of the process of learning;
  • work to instil in our pupils the curiosity, excitement, desire and drive to be lifelong learners; seizing every opportunity to pursue their dreams and to write their own success stories at each stage of their journey;
  • grow as Copthill Learners (responsible citizens, independent explorers, team players, problem solvers, creative thinkers and reflective learners), respecting each other, our environment and ourselves and preparing for the next stage in life, whatever that might be.


Educational aims

We will

  • create a welcoming, stimulating and happy environment which is friendly, caring and well disciplined, and one in which every pupil is encouraged to achieve and is motivated to succeed;
  • ensure we place important emphasis on using the outdoor environment to engage and inspire our pupils, to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes across the curriculum;
  • develop a broad curriculum emphasising the importance of literacy and numeracy. Well designed to develop lifelong  knowledge, skills and attitudes allowing our pupils to become responsible citizens, independent explorers,  creative thinkers, problem solvers, team players and reflective learners;
  • ensure we have an open-door policy, providing the foundations for effective communication and co-operation between home and school;
  • offer excellent preparation for entrance to a wide range of state and independent secondary schools.