ASPIRE – CHALLENGE – EXCEL
Our school motto provides us with the ambition that all youngsters in our care are equipped with high-quality learning experiences that prepare them for life in the 21st century, whilst simultaneously providing them with the traditional values of courtesy and self-discipline that have and always will be important for success in life beyond school.
We have high aspirations for all our students. We expect our most academically able students to aim for Oxbridge entry, but we are equally committed to ensuring that all students develop the entrepreneurial and social skills that make them attractive to future employers.
We believe every single child has talent, and as a school we will ensure that significant opportunities exist so that students with ability and enthusiasm in the creative and performing arts, technology and sports can see their talents flourish.
We believe that the key to becoming a great school is to ensure that all students have access to a happy, challenging and safe learning environment. To achieve this we need to nurture a partnership with parents and students that is based upon openness, mutual respect and the highest expectations of all.
We are a genuinely comprehensive school, with students of all levels of ability, and we expect all students to reach their personal best.
As well as academic achievement we value developing the ‘whole person’ and place great store in Stanley students being mature, well-mannered young people who have the requisite skills to work effectively with others. It is vital that Stanley students also have access to high-quality activities outside the classroom that enrich their education.