It is a privilege to be the Headteacher of Summerhill School. We have inspiring students, committed supportive parents and a passionate team of staff, who are always challenging themselves to provide the best education and opportunities for our students. Summerhill has a true community culture.
Summerhill School is a very special place. We want all of our students to feel cared for, loved, nurtured and developed in a supportive climate that strives to ensure they all reach their full potential. Academic success is extremely important, but so too is preparing our young people for a rapidly changing society and to become responsible, caring, tolerant individuals with a love for life and a belief that they should exceed their aspirations and goals.
We have extremely high expectations of student behaviour and attainment, never settling for second best. Young people only get one chance in education, and we take our responsibility in educating your children extremely seriously. Our relationship and partnership with you as parents and carers is vital and we very much look forward to beginning that special journey together.
We continue to focus on developing responsible, highly skilled global citizens who will have a positive impact on our community now and in future years. The school remains committed to maintaining its strong links, already established with charitable organisations, local employers and higher education establishments. These will be developed further to ensure that all students can benefit from these positive partnerships. Summerhill School is tenacious in its overall aim to deliver an outstanding provision for our young people.
At Summerhill we are committed to creating a caring and supportive environment. Our ethos is ‘Success through Caring’ and we aim to live this out in all aspects of school life. We look after each other, we look out for each other and we are courteous in the way we interact with each other. The ethos is underpinned by the following four attributes
Courage – doing what is right; being truthful; trying new experiences; taking risks in the pursuit of personal development
Ambition – having the highest aspirations and expectations of ourselves and others; being brilliant in all we do and having a belief that anything is possible with the right attitude and hard work
Respect – thinking about the way we interact with others; being considerate to ourselves, others and the environment; responding to expectations and working together in teams
Effort – investing time and energy to achieve success; always giving our best in everything we do and demonstrating resilience through challenging times.
I am very proud to be part of the Summerhill community and look forward to meeting you. Come and see us in action, the door is always open!