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Our values and ethos

Our values and ethos



We are a school that is determined to provide the very best teaching and learning for all of our students. We support and inspire our students to overcome adversity and achieve their very best. We empower our pupils to rise to and overcome challenge through supporting and recognising their needs as individuals. York High School students are individuals in thought and actions and are encouraged to be personally responsible for their decisions. At York High School we proactively seek to identify and remove barriers to learning so that all our students can maximise their potential. We expect the highest standards of our students through our curriculum aims of resilience, aspiration and success.


Staff work tirelessly to improve the outcomes for all of our students proactively removing barriers where they exist and challenging pupils to be highly successful. York High School staff will go above and beyond both for each other and to ensure the success of their students. We are committed to developing all of our staff to enhance their talents and to retain a well trained workforce. We expect the highest standards of our staff in representing our curriculum aims of resilience aspiration and success. It is not good enough at York High School to be average in effort and thought; we are better than that.


We have forged strong relationships through clear, transparent and honest communication. We are a school that listens and acts, working together with all of our school community to improve standards for everyone. Our parents are treated at all times with respect, compassion and fairness. We are committed to achieving the best for all of our students through strong relations.

At York High School we are tireless in our efforts to achieve the best for our students.

Our curriculum aims of Resilience, Aspiration and Success underpin our values and ethos and are shown above.

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