Ethos

The Ethos of Hampton Court House
  1. We foster the habit of curiosity and the lifelong love of learning.
  2. We value scientific, artistic and sporting pursuits.
  3. We believe in truth and empathy – and therefore in reacting appropriately to wrongdoing.
  4. We take responsibility for our lives. This means accepting and learning from our mistakes (and not blaming others for them).
  5. We believe that having a sense of humour and understanding the viewpoint and feelings of others are essential for a happy and harmonious life.
  6. We believe that by speaking a foreign language, we enrich our lives and deepen our understanding of other cultures.
  7. We value differences. For this reason we actively seek a mix of staff and pupils which reflects a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds.
  8. We promote an active engagement in media and current affairs, believing that it is a moral imperative to have an opinion on the events and decisions which shape our world.
  9. We recognise that everybody sometimes makes mistakes. We try to ensure that our communication channels are always open so that within the school there is always someone ready to listen with an open mind.
  10. Each member of the Hampton Court House community strives to be honest, considerate, compassionate and generous.
  11. We believe in questioning our beliefs.

At Hampton Court House, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our pupils, our families and our staff. We take notice of the Department for Education’s (DfE) requirement “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs” and these values are part of our school culture.