Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Ethos - School Mission Statement and Aims

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Holy Cross Preparatory is a Catholic school, under the trusteeship of the Sisters of The Holy Cross, a teaching order of nuns founded in Switzerland in 1844. It is part of St. Ann’s Parish, Kingston under Southwark Diocese. We provide a Christian education in which the worship of God, gospel values, as well as a knowledge and respect for other faiths and a sensitivity for others, are central to school life.

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School Aims

  • To enable each person to grow to Christian maturity, through our worship of Christ, and fostering our faith journey in life.
  • In the pursuit of excellence in our relationships and teaching, we aim to give each child the opportunity for self-growth - spiritually, personally, academically and physically.
  • To develop each child's confidence, maturity and life-long enjoyment and love of learning.
  • To recognise the individuality of the child and encourage the development of their character and potential through an awareness and respect for themselves and others.
  • To develop the self-worth and self-discipline of each child and to establish a caring school community.
  • To prepare children for examinations and entry to senior school within a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to the needs of our children in an ever-changing world.
  • To develop a strong sense of responsibility, co-operation and tolerance based on the awareness of the needs of others and an understanding of the need for charitable works.
  • To create and foster a partnership between parents and school with the wider community.

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