The Secret Garden School

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Ethos and Aims 

Our aim is the pursuit of excellence for all. We strive for the development of individual potential in a stimulating and inspiring school that is at the heart of the local community.

The Secret Garden aims to create a welcoming and exciting learning environment where we:

  • Provide a rich, diverse education through excellent and innovative teaching and learning.
  • Celebrate success, promote a "can do" attitude and inspire each to achieve their best.
  • Support personal development, social responsibility and a sense of self-worth.
  • Develop the attitudes and skills that support a healthy and fulfilled life together with the confidence for a lifetime of learning.
  • Work as partners in learning with students, parents/carers and the community.
  • Provide a safe, supportive and well-ordered environment where students and staff are happy and confident as they aspire to achieve.


At The Secret Garden, we:

  • are passionate and pride ourselves in providing more than just an academic education to meet the needs of our pupils and their families.
  • recognise the importance of readiness to learn and how external and internal factors can impact upon a child's success and ability to engage in formal education systems.
  • provide a unique opportunity for all pupils to learn about the need to take responsibility for others as well as themselves.
  • emphasise both indoor and outdoor learning, and on relating the two to each other.