Rydal Penrhos Community
Aims and Ethos

      Rydal Penrhos pupils are rightly proud of their school. Their achievements during and after their time here are the best testimonial to the aims and ethos of the school.

      The School’s mission statement

      Rydal Penrhos is an inclusive Christian community, based on a Methodist foundation, dedicated to ensuring that the unique potential of each child and young person is realised.

      Rydal Penrhos fosters respect for the individual in a safe and secure environment, thereby developing self-confidence and personal independence.

      Rydal Penrhos balances academic rigour with challenging experiences in the cultural, athletic, aesthetic and spiritual domains.

      Rydal Penrhos is internationalist, multicultural, inclusive and committed to sustainable development and global citizenship.

      We are part of the Methodist Schools and strive to ensure that we are inclusive and welcoming, where individuals are valued, good order is respected, relationships cherished, and where excellence in its widest sense (academic, co-curricular, lifestyle) is pursued.

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      Putting the mission statement into practice

      Rydal Penrhos aims to put both these mission statements into practice through the following principles:

      1. The School is a caring community which seeks to meet the pupils’ academic and personal needs and to promote the acquisition of moral values. The School provides a structured and stable environment within which all pupils are able to develop their potential to the maximum in academic, aesthetic, physical and personal terms.
      2. The School demonstrates its Christian ethos in the quality of all relationships within the school, its work within the local community and by making religious education a strong feature of the curriculum. Worship follows the Methodist tradition whilst welcoming members of other faiths in a spirit of openness and tolerance.
      3. The School has high expectations of all pupils in all aspects of its educational provision. All pupils are expected to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable in both curricular and co-curricular areas. All pupils’ subjects and activities are equally valued and all aspects of the curriculum and co-curricular provision are available and equally accessible to all pupils based only on their abilities and interests.
      4. The School believes that its co-curricular provision generates a positive atmosphere, which enhances academic performance. The co-curricular dimension is thus an integral part of the school’s educational provision.
      5. The School has due regard to the National Curriculum and seeks to extend it where appropriate for each subject.
      6. The School is broadly selective and caters for a wide range of abilities.
      7. Wherever possible the School seeks to recognise and reward positive features of pupils’ work and conduct. In doing so it seeks to develop the self-confidence of every pupil. Courtesy and consideration are integral to all aspects of school life.
      8. The School encourages pupils to develop self-discipline and so take responsibility for their work and progress. The School seeks to develop the whole person and the tutors and subject teachers work closely together. Pastoral care is the responsibility of all staff.
      9. The School places great value on maintaining close, constructive communication with parents.
      10. The School encourages pupils to engage in a critical examination of the standards and values current in society and to discover and develop a personal faith to guide them throughout their lives.
      Aims and Ethos