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Aims and Ethos

At Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, we are committed to providing a challenging, positive, stimulating and secure community in which girls from 4 to 18 enjoy working hard to fulfil their potential.

Each girl’s sense of worth is enhanced by participating with enjoyment, whether or not she excels, and by the praise she receives for her positive contribution. Through co-operation and teamwork, each individual is valued, and we expect every girl to develop the qualities of tolerance, understanding and service to the community.

Our priority is the education of the whole person, amongst other bright, well-motivated girls, taught by a highly qualified, committed staff. In partnership with parents, we try to provide every girl with the intellectual, cultural, physical, moral, personal and spiritual resources she needs to give her confidence to go forward into a changing world. We trust that when she leaves she will have the ability to make independent judgements and the courage and integrity to support a view she believes to be right, whilst respecting the needs, rights and worth of others.

Habs is a learning community with a creative culture which is open to and initiates change. We are proud of our distinctive ethos of friendliness and the commitment of everyone in the Habs 'family'. The rich variety within our intake, religious, racial, geographical and to some extent social, gives us great strength.

We have a vision of excellence which is not the enemy of the good: where girls and staff take risks, intellectual as well as personal, and are supported through the occasional failure as well as success; where the value of the individual is at the centre of the community and where the quality most prized is that of integrity.

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