School Ethos

  "Successful Students"  "Engaged Community"

"Strong and Effective Leadership"  "High Performing Staff" 


We expect the best for and from both students and staff within our learning community. Our mission is to provide a personalised and happy all round education that enables every student to achieve their life and career aspirations.

We will achieve our Mission by:

  • outstanding and personalised teaching and learning;
  • encouraging leadership, responsibility and commitment;
  • first class pastoral care;
  • providing smooth transitions from Primary to Secondary school
  • challenging students to aim high and seize the opportunities on offer

In pursuit of these aims, the School will combine tradition and modern innovation; encourage a partnership between School and parents; develop the professional capacities of its staff; continue its strong association with the local community and maximise our capacity as one of the leading school in Cornwall.


Attainment and progress is excellent but it is not just about results. We aim to produce young people fit for the demands of a complex global society. We have a proud tradition in sport, outdoor education, the arts and value community service alongside high achievements. Redruth is happy school where students and teachers enjoy working together. We have a strong ethos based on core values of respect, tolerance and courtesy. We set high standards of behaviour and actively promote self-discipline, self-respect, resilience and responsibility. Through these values our young people gain the confidence to take their place in society and develop the skills and attitudes enabling them to succeed in their chosen paths.

The Redruth Way

We want to be a school where:

  • New experience and opportunities are shared and memories are created
  • Young people have high self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
  • Lively and enquiring are inspired to develop and achieve
  • Everyone is included and everyone matters
  • Success is recognised and celebrated.

We have a hard working, a gifted staff body and a group of governors that work in partnership with parents and the local community to ensure that young people are supported, challenged and inspired to achieve

We have ambitions to be truly world class and invite you to join us in our quest to provide an exceptional education for your children.

British Values

At Redruth School, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our students for life in Modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted at various times throughout the school year, extending beyond the classroom with a wide range of visits and experiences.

As School Leaders and Governors, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:

Is broad and balanced, complies with statutory requirements and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in Modern Britain.

Actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. 

Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths, no faith and of different cultures through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. 

Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong, with opportunities for students to reflect.

What we do Examples

We provide opportunities for students to be reflective about their own beliefs and perspectives on life, and the extent to which they are the same as and different to others’ faith, feelings and values

  • RE is delivered to all students at Redruth School.
  • All students take part in PSHE lessons and active tutor time periods which allow for reflection.
  •  Assemblies which are all logged and recorded to continually audit our provision.
  •  English, for example through poetry
  •  Science, for example “The Big Bang” and creationism, cloning
  • History, through examining the link between conflicts and religion

We encourage students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

  • School learning environment
  • Student Councils
  • PSHE and tutor time sessions  
  • Subjects including: English, RS, History, Geography, Science, Business Studies
  • Charity fund raising  
  • Student Mentors  
  • Welfare Centre  
  •  Assemblies


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