12 February 2020 (0930 - 1100)
"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care."
To enable an inclusive community in our Christian environment that builds understanding, respect and empathy for all.
We all thrive in an atmosphere of encouragement and affirmation. The school is proud of its caring, family feel. To learn to care about other people is one of life's most crucial lessons; it is the quality of character which will help a pupil become the friend, colleague, spouse and parent of tomorrow, to be a good citizen in a strong and thriving society. The school's pastoral structure guards against bullying and celebrates inclusion, acceptance and diversity, teaching pupils to empathise with others both within and beyond the school community.
We don't just care about results, we care about each other as the unique people we are: our pupils are respected as people. Our task is to help pupils develop their talents, gifts and individuality.
As a school we take every opportunity to foster an attitude of thankfulness, of gratitude for the gift of life and its many blessings, for the beauty of the world and the love which surrounds us. We believe we should engage with those in need - both within and beyond our own community - developing an active social and moral conscience, nurturing the vocation each of us has to serve others for the common good: in community service, social action, charitable work, and active and meaningful partnerships with those in situations very different to our own.
The Cathedral School is fortunate to be a member of the Woodard Corporation, a nationwide family of 40 schools educating 30,000 pupils. Pupils of all denominations and faiths are warmly welcomed here, as well as those of no faith; yet the school has a clear, inclusive Christian identity, cherishing the virtues of faith, hope and love in all aspects of its life, work and worship.