Ethos and Values Our Ethos and Values represent the building blocks for a successful five years at Penrice. They enable our students to succeed in exams and in life. Values: Every child succeeds Every child is valued Every child is challenged Every child is supported Ethos: We aim to give students self-confidence and self-esteem so that they continue to try at things that they find difficult or hard, they do not give up when things get tough and they always remain hopeful and optimistic. We aim to ensure every student is tolerant, compassionate, respectful of the rights and beliefs of others, but able to be appropriately assertive about their own rights and beliefs too. We aim to ensure that every student has the qualifications and education they need to build a career or move on to further study; that they have a clear vision of where they want to go next and are well informed about all the opportunities open to them. We believe that the small things matter – politeness, pride in appearance, punctuality, willingness to help and get involved in academy life, willingness to help other students, doing what is right whether staff are watching or not. These are the building blocks for a successful five years at Penrice. They enable our students to succeed in exams and in life.