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Our Values and Ethos


  • Northwood School has an ethos of ambition and achievement for all its students
  • As a school we put our students at the heart of everything we do
  • We are a caring community where every student is known and valued as an individual. As a consequence this allows every child to flourish in a friendly and safe environment
  • We wish to empower our students to recognise and value their individuality so that they grow in self-worth and play a full role in shaping their own futures


  • To continue to be judged as an outstanding school 
  • To provide an educational experience that inspires a lifelong love of learning and enables all students to become well rounded individuals: confident; creative; self-respecting and respectful of others; with the ability to lead in and contribute to society
  • To  ensure the wellbeing of both students and staff
  • To be a school that embraces and supports the community


  • All students can achieve
  • Every student is known and valued as an individual
  • All students have immense, natural abilities
  • Intelligence is not fixed and through effort and determination all students can grow and succeed
  • We value diversity and seek to give everyone in the school an equal chance to learn, work and succeed though creating a safe, calm and respectful environment
  • If staff, students, governors and parents work as a team and have high expectations of ourselves and each other we can achieve our aims


“Leaders are meticulous in ensuring that pupils receive superb pastoral care. The supportive climate enables all pupils to feel safe and to flourish."

"The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding."