Ethos & Values

'Friendship and Knowledge'

The values of 'friendship and knowledge', symbolised on the school badge, underpin our activities across a broad spectrum of subjects and extra-curricular opportunities.

'The pursuit of academic excellence and individual achievement within a caring community'

Our mission statement is central to the ethos of our school and upheld by all of our stakeholders.

Our values and ethos are evident the moment you walk through the door to The Cotswold School, underpinning our successful approach to teaching, learning and wellbeing. The excellent progress that our students make across a wide range of subjects clearly demonstrates the commitment and professionalism of all the teaching staff and the pupils, and is reflected in our outstanding reputation.

The core principles that are key to our success are:

  • We seek to be excellent in all that we do.

  • We are polite and considerate of the needs of others.

  • We encourage enterprise and creativity.

  • When we need it, we ask for support.

  • We believe each individual can achieve and should have every opportunity to do so.

  • We applaud endeavour and encourage resilience.

  • Our school is a happy, successful community in which we respect and treat each other as we would like to be treated.