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Values:    What we want a Woodford education to achieve

Vision:     The ways in which we seek to achieve it.

This statement of our shared values and vision is the result of a consultation exercise involving staff, students, parents and governors.

Our Values

We want our students to enjoy and appreciate their education and to leave Woodford equipped to embark upon happy, fulfilling and useful lives, wherever and however they choose to lead them.

To that end we seek to help them become:

  • Confident of their own worth, courageous and resilient
  • Self-reliant in life and in learning
  • Independent in thought and belief
  • Receptive to new experience and interested in everything
  • Assured and articulate in communication
  • Considerate and kind
  • Respectful of difference in other individuals and cultures
  • Ready to assume responsibility as members of multiple communities
  • Clear-sighted and imaginative in planning for their futures
  • Unwilling to settle for less than their best in anything they do

Our Vision

To pursue these values by:

  • Offering a full and balanced curriculum – and extra-curriculum –  which encourage intellectual and personal development
  • Delivering expert teaching which builds on previous attainment and makes learning an active, rather than a passive, experience
  • Developing the practices and resources to support independent learning
  • Creating opportunities for students to develop leadership and representation skills
  • Promoting opportunities for serving and supporting others
  • Providing platforms to showcase student skills and achievements
  • Scheduling co-curricular activities which encourage creativity, collaboration and problem solving
  • Bringing the curriculum to life by emphasising, wherever possible, a real-world connection
  • Making available individual advice and guidance to support students in planning for their futures
  • Encouraging a sense of global responsibility


  • Woodford 100 Years
  • Investors in Careers
  • Equally Safe
  • 360 degree Safe Award
  • ASGS
  • Healthy School
  • Research Mark
  • TFL Award-Gold
  • The Leaders Council
  • School Leadership Programme
  • The English PTI
  • History PTI
  • The Two Subjects PTI
  • Internatiional Coalition for Girls School' s
  • Top 100 Stem School
  • Sunday Times London State School of the Year 2019
  • London School Music Excellence Award 2018
  • The Parliamentary review