Our Values

The new leadership led the school in creating 3 main values which have been shared with all stakeholders and the school council have led the classes in unpicking what these values look like on a day to day basis.


Aspiration is having high expectations of ourselves and each other. We encourage life-long learning and do not believe that you should ever reach your ‘full’ potential. Determination and resilience is fundamental in order for us to learn from our mistakes and strive to get better every day. In short we want our community to adopt the mindset of “I can’t do it… yet!”


Integrity is important for us at James Oglethorpe so that everyone has a moral purpose and a clear understanding of right from wrong. Honesty and fairness is crucial in everything that we do and good decisions are made in life because it’s the right thing to do not because of a reward that you receive. People make mistakes but it’s about what we learn from them that counts and that we take responsibility for our actions. Developing integrity will prepare our pupils for the life ahead.


Identity is our third and final value. We strive for all of our community to be happy and confident in their own skin with a high self-esteem. Establishing who they are and what is special about them is key as our school is made up of individuals and we celebrate the differences between us all. However we also encourage a strong sense of community where individuals come together to work towards a common goal. In short ‘This is our school and we wear the badge with pride’.