Ethos, Values and Vision

We believe in supporting and celebrating the children in our diverse community through the provision of inspiring leadership, opportunity, encouragement of the individual, and pursuit of excellence.

Enjoyment of learning, perseverance and a willingness to work hard, together with a positive and co-operative attitude towards fellow students, staff and the wider community, will enable students at The Holborn School to expand their knowledge of the world in which they live, grow in self-confidence and develop their full potential.  Our aim is to foster independent thinkers and active citizens with an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Our students will be enabled to reach their highest levels of achievement, obtaining the skills, qualifications and positive attitude they need to pursue their future goals successfully.

  • Every girl and boy is nurtured as an individual without any limiting assumptions about what they are capable of achieving or becoming.
  • Every child feels safe and valued. Standards of behaviour are high. Co-operation, mutual respect, social responsibility and the ability to distinguish right from wrong are emphasised.
  • Our students will acquire an appreciation of their own and other cultures. They will explore and respect democracy, including the basis on which the law is made and applied in England. The Holborn School will encourage understanding of, and participation in, the democratic process. Students will develop and value their role and responsibilities as world citizens.
  • The experience of secondary education will be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding, with opportunities to develop new interests and activities that can be practised now and carried forwards into the future.

Integral to our vision is the way in which The Holborn School relates to its community.

  • There will be close collaboration with local primary schools to ensure a smooth transition to secondary, with no interruption to progress.
  • There will be positive home-school relationship in support of each student’s learning and development.
  • Curriculum planning will make imaginative use of the unique resources and expertise of the numerous academic, scientific and cultural institutions within walking distance of the school. Local people (some eminent in their field) will contribute to areas of learning.
  • Extra-curricular and holiday activities will be developed.
  • School facilities will be made available for use by the local community.
  • Encouraged and enabled by the school, students will use their own use their own initiative to take part in community service, reaching a deeper understanding of the value of helping others.
  • There will be active collaborations with central London employers to elicit their suggestions on how students might learn more about the world of work and the requirements of the workplace, as well as their involvement in mentoring schemes.