Ethos & Core Values

Achieving success and happiness through positive mental health and wellbeing

Kingsley School's primary aim - our ethos - is for students to be successful and happy, and we achieve this by focusing on positive mental health and wellbeing above all else. The way we build and develop positive mental health and wellbeing is through our following core values;

Learn: Kingsley makes effective use of Quality First teaching and digital technology to deliver an academic curriculum that is both relevant and accessible to all our students. 

Be active: Kingsley offers an expansive curriculum that develops the interests and enhances the talents of all our students outside the classroom. 

Give: Kingsley develops the philanthropic and altruistic character of all our students, through service and volunteering opportunities. 

Appreciate: Kingsley uses its unique location in the UNESCO Biosphere of North Devon and one of only 12 World Surf Reserves to promote sustainability and environmental education. 

Connect: Kingsley provides the opportunity for students from a diverse range of backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities and learning differences to work together to become world-class global citizens and the best versions of themselves. 


All you need to be happy, is something to be passionate about - Charles Kingsley 1819-1875