Almost uniquely, Calthorpe Park has two Headteachers who jointly share the leadership of the school. The maxim “two heads are better than one” is something in which we believe implicitly and this extends to the promotion of, and belief in collaborative leadership, teaching and learning.
We strive to create a positive and happy family community, not least through our House system which permeates everything we do. We do not believe in parameters or ceilings; we promote a philosophy of growth mind-set and constantly challenge ourselves to aspire to be the best we can be.
It is our inherent belief that every young person should be cared for unconditionally and valued equally. Our pastoral system is well established with a real commitment to personal development and support for all; our considerable academic successes provide but a partial picture of the holistic education we offer.
Our enrichment and charity events are legion and legendary: from our annual Model United Nations though to Citizenship Days and enterprise activities; house-based fundraising projects and an amazing array of music, drama and art.
At Calthorpe Park we promote dispositions alongside academic endeavour. We value commitment, generosity of spirit and integrity underpinned by a readiness to demonstrate resilience, show resourcefulness, be courageous.
Our students are curious, reflective and independent young people; accomplished, rounded and responsible individuals who aspire for themselves and inspire others. They are a source of never-ending ideas, surprises, delights and pride.
Martin Amos and Melanie Hooper
If you treat young people as they are, you will be instrumental in keeping them as they are. If you treat them as they could be, you will help them become what they ought to be." Goethe
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