Ethos and Values

Our Vision and Ambition: The Cumberland School  'Determined, Ambitious Learners'

The Cumberland School is an ambitious school, within a diverse and exciting community. Our motto, 'Determined, Ambitious Learners,' encompasses all of our school community: students, staff and governors. Our commitment to providing the best opportunities to learn and excel goes hand in hand with our commitment to equal opportunities and effective inclusion.

Determined:

As a school we are determined to improve the life chances of every one of our students. Determination and resilience are essential qualities for our students if they are to achieve their potential. Our curriculum, both in the classroom and outside of it, ensures that students are given opportunities to challenge themselves and develop confidence, independence and resilience.

Ambitious:

Cumberland is ambitious as a school and we want all of our students to be ambitious for themselves and their community. We encourage all students to understand their responsibilities to each other, the school and the wider community. Pride, respect and high aspirations  are valued and developed so that Cumberland is a safe place to take risks and grow.

Learners:

The Cumberland School is above all a learning community. We believe that all students and staff have the right to flourish and we recognise that hard work, challenge and collaboration are vital to ensure exciting and effective teaching and learning in the classroom. We are an outward facing school, collaborating with other schools, colleges and business. We believe there is much we can and must learn from each other.