“Students’ behaviour in lessons and around school is good. Students get on well together and show good respect for each other, the adults working with them and for visitors." - Ofsted

Ethos and values

Our Stockport School community is dedicated to inspiring respectful collaboration in an aspirational learning culture.

Our Vision and Ethos

We work with others to create a healthy, safe environment within which all our students can enjoy learning, make progress and achieve high standards. We expect all students to participate fully and make a positive contribution to the school and wider community; and, ultimately become successful, motivated, well-adjusted adults who achieve economic well-being.

Our Vision

What we are aiming to achieve for all of our students?

  • Achieve high standards in their academic attainment and actively pursue fulfilment in their personal and social development;
  • Apply and develop their personal, learning and thinking skills across a broad range of programmes;
  • Excel in aspects of school life beyond the taught curriculum, including taking up and seeking national and international opportunities to further their learning;
  • Contribute positively to the well-being of the school and the wider community;
  • Are E-confident learners prepared for living and working in a global society;
  • Are prepared to contribute positively to society and capable of achieving economic well-being in their chosen career(s);
  • Go on to further their education;
  • Understand the importance of learning throughout their lives.

Our Ethos

What characterises our students?

  • Have an enduring set of commonly held values, and learn and live their lives by these;
  • Have ‘personal best’ as a consistent goal;
  • Are well behaved and self-disciplined;
  • Are motivated, think creatively and are confident learners;
  • Make informed choices and pursue healthy life-styles;
  • Are respectful and tolerant of each other and different cultures;
  • Have a strong sense of community;
  • Have a strong sense of personal and social responsibility;
  • Take pride in their own and the school’s achievements;
  • Enjoy attending Stockport School and take an active part in their learning and school life;
  • Are involved in the development of the school and help shape their educational experience.

Our Values

How we as a community interpret our values

Modern British Values

At Stockport School the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, including British Values plays a significant part in pupils’ ability to learn and achieve.

Staff Lead: Mr Warren

Examples of how SMSC development, including British Values have been actively promoted include:

  • Student voice activities
  • Citizenship lessons
  • SEAL form time enrichment 
  • PSHE lessons
  • Religious Education lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Charity events
  • Sporting events
  • Drop down themed days
  • Educational visits
  • School council
  • Head boy/girl, house captains and prefect system 
  • Student mentoring
  • Careers sessions
  • House System
  • Homework club
  • Referral System