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Founders Day is a time to reflect on our roots, our identity and our journey.

Our Foundations


Proud Traditions

  • emphasise good hospitality
  • provide good quality food enjoyed communally by children and staff in comfortable and companionable surroundings
  • create own customs and traditions which bind the community and strengthen the sense of belonging
  • tenancy and stewardship
  • develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens
  • enjoy school, their varied friends and be proud to be a part of the school community, the Trust family

Wide Horizons

  • emphasise leadership and service
  • explore beyond the familiar and the local
  • demonstrate their commitment to equality and diversity
  • look outwards, nationally and internationally for ideas and partnerships
  • everyones a leader

High Achievement

  • regularly celebrate adult and student achievement
  • give frequent opportunities for children to perform and demonstrate their skills and talents
  • set the bar high and cast the net wide for ideas, artistic and musical works from wider world cultures
  • a focus on impact not action

What it means to be a Griffin…

Griffins have Wisdom, they are:

  • Inquisitive – they seek to learn, and learn to seek.
  • Scholarly – they expect more than the accumulation of information.
  • Articulate – they express ourselves clearly as individuals and as part of a collective.
Griffins have Courage, they are:

  • Honest – they act with integrity, respect and dignity.
  • Open-minded – they appreciate the traditions, history and stories that shape our culture.
  • Innovative – they take risks, as ‘fortune favours the brave’
Griffins show Leadership, they are:

  • Visionary – they empower and do not diminish.
  • Empathetic – they commit to making a positive difference in the world.
  • Reflective – they draw on our strengths and recognise our areas of weakness.

Other areas of interest

Our Trust

Read about our Trust and how it is made up

Our Vision

Read about our mission and the three pillars that shape everything we do

Our Schools

See our family of schools