Aims & Values

“Taking pride in all we do!”

The aims and values of the school 

The overriding aim of our school is to provide an inclusive education in the most real sense; preparing students to take a confident and active place in society, well prepared to meet the challenges of adult life. We believe that all young people are entitled to a form of education that will support them to be kind, healthy, stay safe, enjoy, and achieve, make a positive contribution, and achieve improved economic well-being.

All adults working at and with Lighthouse School are firmly committed to this philosophy, which is expressed through a programme of continuous curriculum review and development aimed at maintaining high standards of teaching and learning and within an environment that positively promotes and expects mutual respect.



  • To promote everyone’s personal, social, emotional, and academic development in a happy, caring and positive community.
  • To promote staff and governor development enabling all to contribute effectively towards the aims of the school.


  • To help students develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
  • To encourage everyone to be resilient. To care about the community, both in and out of school, and to behave in an acceptable and considerate manner.


  • To help students acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life, preparing them for the future.


  • To deliver a wide-ranging and enriching curriculum that can be adapted to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • To help students understand the world in which they live with tolerance and respect for other races, religions, and ways of life.


  • To develop, in students, a sense of self-respect, happiness and well-being that enables them to express themselves and have their voice heard.
  • To appreciate and celebrate achievements in all aspects of education and life.