At Edward Peake Middle School, we reflect consistently on the values that we are trying to
promote in school. We regularly consider our core values and how the school sustains an ethos, which supports the pupil as a reflective learner and promotes quality teaching and learning. We are so very aware that society is faced with enormously complicated problems, which makes growing up a very difficult process.

We have three expectations of all members of the Edward Peake Community


We believe that everyone should be able to choose the values they think are the most important and to this end, the values are reviewed every two years to choose a top twenty which are then used in the following two years. In this way, pupils, parents, governor, and staff have ‘ownership’ of the values they have chosen. These have encompassed the Christian Values (such as love, peace and humility) and the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance (fairness, justice, freedom, respect, and tolerance).

As a school community, we believe the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of
Christian Values. These will at times be addressed directly through lessons and the acts of worship programme, whilst at others, they will permeate the whole curriculum. They are the basis for the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, emotional, and intellectual development of the whole child. We encourage pupils to consider these values, thereby developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated, and civil adults.


Collective worship

Assemblies and collective worship sessions provide an opportunity for us to meet together as a  community. Our assemblies are guided and framed by our Christian values, however, they are open to and inclusive of all faiths. Whilst they do include a Christian act of Collective Worship, we invite students of other faiths and no faith to join us in a moment of quiet, respectful reflection.

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September Koinonia Friendship February Kindness Empathy
October Respect Justice March Humility Service
November Courage Peace May Endurance Resilience
December Love Hope June Trust Honesty
January Helpfulness Curiosity July Thankfulness/Gratitude Compassion