Ethos, Values & Aims

Education At Sprowston Community High

Sprowston Community High School is a mixed community comprehensive school of 1500 pupils, serving Sprowston and North Norwich.

Our Vision

We believe that all children and young people have the right to be healthy, happy and safe; to be loved, valued and respected; and to have high aspirations for their future.


  • For our young people as they reach adulthood, we want them to:
  • Be and feel loved by their families and valued and respected by their communities; to have a sense of belonging, and have an ability to develop and sustain positive relationships
  • Be and feel equipped to make life choices and to take responsibility for themselves, have a sense of achievement; and have positiver expectations for their future and the contribution they can make to the well-being of others
  • Have the best possible health and development and behave in a way that enhances their health and well-being
  • Be and feel safe and equipped to make informed decisions about risks

A forward looking school

This is a school of high expectations set in a creative and caring context. We have an achievement culture as exams are important but so is spiritual, moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, physical and technological development.

Your child has his or her own individual interests, skills and gifts. Developing these on the journey from childhood to young adulthood is a privilege that we take seriously.

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SCHS Common Aims 2016-17

Common Aims

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Attitudes and Behaviour

We promote high standards of behaviour grounded in the traditional values of honesty and mutual respect. In this school, we insist upon good manners and good uniform. We are strict because we believe that young people need boundaries and guidance. The quality of relationships and the high expectations we have are liberating not limiting.


Throughout the process of education, pupils will be encouraged to develop the following attitudes:

  • Tolerance and understanding;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Critical awareness and enquiry;
  • Self-respect and respect for others.

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School Life

A full range of activities are available during the lunch break and after school. These include sports and drama clubs, study workshops, music groups and so on. Pupils are encouraged to make use of such activities.

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Wider School Community

The school operates an 'Open Door' policy and the Headteacher and staff will be happy to discuss any matter of concern to parents. Parents are requested to make an appointment as teaching staff will not normally be available during the school day. A Newsletter is sent to parents fortnightly, and parents are invited to share their views about any matter raised. A parent 'surgery' is held every Tuesday after school.

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Business Class: Business in the Community Speaker School Council Awards 2012 International School Award 2012 - 2015 TITAN Hate Free Norfolk
Hate Free Norfolk Arts Council Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Eco Schools Duke of Edinburgh
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