Mission statements of independent schools

Like other businesses, independent schools spell out their aims and objectives. The school’s mission statement will, not infrequently, be included on the school website and in the prospectus. This is a worthwhile management exercise but it is worth checking out what this adds up to for your own child. A prospectus may wax lyrical about realising pupils’ potential and achieving academic excellence, but what happens within the school to a highly creative individual, a quiet and gentle person or a dyslexic pupil?