Our Ethos

Our long history means that tradition plays its part in shaping our character at Edge Grove.

Edge Grove pupils are independent, have an adventurous spirit, good manners, respect for others and are resilient. It is these values that provide a strong foundation on which to build our future. Innovation and creativity flourish and help to define Edge Grove as a truly forward thinking school.

Success, both collectively and on an individual level, is our motivation.  Our academically rigorous and dynamic curriculum challenges and supports all pupils.

We are proud of our Christian heritage whilst embracing the religious and cultural differences of all children and families. Our community of day and boarding pupils and their families is extended into the local area and those we help support through national and international charities.


Our Aims

  • To provide a secure and happy environment in which children feel safe, nurtured and valued;
  • To promote high standards of academic achievement through innovative, reflective teaching, focussed assessment and a rigorous curriculum to ensure all pupils reach their full potential;
  • To promote a spiritual and moral awareness in our pupils based on the values of respect, empathy and kindness; developing a sense of service to the school community and beyond;
  • To provide a wide range of opportunities in a co-educational environment to enable pupils to discover and develop interests and expand their experience;
  • To foster self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning so that pupils leave as mature, engaging and thoughtful children.
  • To foster self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning so that pupils leave as mature, engaging and thoughtful children.

Our Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles are the foundations on which we base teaching, learning and social development at Edge Grove.

The eight principles were created and produced collaboratively by our pupils and staff as a ‘whole school’ project. Our Guiding Principles are on display in the heart of the school and serve to
remind the whole community of our common purpose and goals.

  1. CREATIVITY

  2. ASPIRATION

  3. INDEPENDENT THINKING

  4. CURIOSITY

  5. SELF-MOTIVATION

  6. CONFIDENCE

  7. DISCERNMENT

  8. GLOBAL AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY