Sexey's vision, values and ethos

Our vision

At Sexey’s, we work together with a determination to be exceptional in all that we do.

Christian Distinctiveness

The parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 is the biblical teaching that informs our seven core values and underpins the ethos and values of the school.

All members of our community irrespective of belief, culture, identity or personal experiences are encouraged to live their lives developing and demonstrating the seven core values that are the building blocks of our individual and collective character.

Our values

We place students at the heart of everything. Each student is unique and special and joins us with their own individual skills, qualities and aspirations that it is our privilege and responsibility to grow, develop and nurture. At the centre of the school’s ethos you will find our Christian values. We have seven core values: these are the building blocks of our individual character and through these we grow and develop as individuals and as a community.

7 Core Values

How were the Christian seven core values created and developed?

The school community as a whole identified the values that people had to hold true to and display for all members of our community to successfully work, live and learn together.

How will you see the seven core values being displayed and developed at Sexey’s School?

You will see the seven core values brought to life through all our thoughts, actions and words and in particular, how we demonstrate them in the same way the Good Samaritan did within the parable.

Our policies are shaped and informed by our core values, particularly the curriculum and behaviour and rewards policies.  Throughout our website, you will see how we explicitly incorporate the seven core values within our curriculum as well as the more discrete and continuous development within our culture and ethos.

Other Christian teachings that inform our school values

John 10:10

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full

This teaching is lived through the school’s unrelenting commitment to the quality of educational, care experiences and opportunities.  Through the commitment we have to developing the site as an exceptional place to live, work and learn we demonstrate John 10:10.

Jerimiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Through our

  • Exceptional pastoral care
  • Safeguarding
  • Personal development
  • Careers offer and experiences
  • Staff CPD offer

Jerimiah 29:11 is seen at Sexey’s School.

Our ethos

Sexey’s is a learning community. We are ambitious for our students’ academic achievement. We pride ourselves in our strong staff and student relationships, ensuring that every student feels safe, happy, cared for and valued. Home to school partnership and support are essential in supporting students in achieving their full potential.

At Sexey’s we value the importance of learning through enrichment and extra-curricular experiences and we strive to provide a wide range of diverse experiences to enable students to develop important life skills including leadership, creativity and problem solving.

We believe we all have the capacity to grow and develop and that this happens in a nurturing and safe environment that we seek to provide at Sexey’s.

We are passionate about preparing Sexey’s students for a life in the ever-changing world of work: ensuring that they leave us with the qualifications, skills and experiences to make certain that they are ready for the next stage in their journey of lifelong learning.

We foster high self-esteem through a ‘can-do’ approach to life. Praise and encouragement, to believe that anything is possible is the rule.stained glass window of a cross from Sexey's Sanctuary

As a school with a large number of boarders, we are first and foremost a community. At Sexey’s traditional values are important and as such the School Song, the national anthem and the school anthem (Jerusalem) are integral to school events and acts of collective worship.

Whilst Sexey’s is a Christian school in ethos and values we believe in freedom of thought, and opportunities for self development through experience are paramount. As a result we are open to the exploration of all ideas and attempt to promote an environment in which students feel safe to explore their spiritual and emotional needs as they search for meaning, joy, contemplation and connectedness as part of their initiation into adult life.