Values and Ethos

Our Values

Excellence | We hold the highest expectations of ourselves and of each other.

Creativity | We approach challenge with curiosity and imagination, and we express ourselves with confidence.

Community | We celebrate the unique aspects of what makes everyone different, and we believe that together everyone achieves more.

Our Vision

Brannel School is a safe and supportive community that encourages individuals to express themselves and strive for excellence.

Our Mission, quite simply, is to be exceptional

We want to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world. Brannel students are:

  • Self-directed Learners with a lifelong love of learning, who are motivated, resilient, and able to set themselves clear goals in order to achieve their personal best.
  • Creative Leaders who work well with others, who think outside the box and are not afraid to take risks in order to solve problems and drive innovation.
  • Well-rounded Individuals with the confidence to be who they want to be, and the integrity and commitment make a positive contribution to society.

Our Ethos

Knowing Every Child | We understand that positive relationships between young people and adults reinforce a culture of excellent behaviour and a commitment to learning. We structure our school so that every student knows, and is known by, a key group of adults which include their Head of Year and Form Tutor.

Excellent Teaching and Learning | We prioritise learning and development, making sure our teachers have access to high quality career development opportunities at every stage of their career. This ensures that our approach is always informed by the latest research.

High Expectations | We believe that, with the right support, every child can achieve their full potential. Our teachers recognise the individual potential of each of their students and challenge and support them to be the best they can be.

Building Character | Our aim is to nurture a generation of game changers with the skills to succeed in life. Students participate in enrichment and co-curricular activities which challenge, stretch and inspire them, and which help them to develop positive character strengths such as creativity, resilience, confidence and empathy.

Career Ready | We encourage each student to explore their individual interests, talents and career pathways. We support every student to find their best next step by the time they leave us at the end of Year 11.

Exemplary Behaviour | We are committed to establishing a calm, orderly and energised environment in our school so that our teachers can focus on teaching and our students can focus on learning.