​​​Ethos, Aims and Values

Prospect School is a place where everyone is treated with respect and is of equal worth.

Our vision is to develop a highly effective learning environment. To enable every student, regardless of their starting point and personal challenges, to achieve their full potential both academically and socially. To prepare them for future life and to support them in becoming good citizens. Our students are at the heart of all we do, as we strive to significantly improve their life chances and create opportunities for them to succeed. 

Our vision is encapsulated in our motto:

‘Raising aspirations, building futures’

Our vision is underpinned by our core values:

Respect, Believe, Achieve


To achieve our vision, we will undertake to:

Create a happy, safe and secure learning environment where all students' needs are met, where progress, achievements and success are recognised and praised.

Provide opportunities for students to develop essential key skills, focussing particularly on literacy and numeracy.

Offer students a full and rounded learning experience which is both exciting and challenging and provides them with the opportunity to develop a range of subject skills as well as broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn, make progress and gain recognised qualifications at a level commensurate with their ability, aptitudes and ambitions.

Promote high standards in all learning and teaching to meet the needs of our unique learners.

Provide opportunities for students to develop their interpersonal and communication skills and develop their ability to work positively with others.

Develop students’ resilience, independence and self-reliance.

Promote an understanding of all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including an appreciation of healthy relationships.

Provide opportunities for students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and their sense of the world.

Promote fundamental British values and encourage the development of an understanding of positive citizenship.

Prepare students for the next phase in their life, including transition to further education and work.

Develop students' personal responsibility and encourage decision making and choice making.

Listen and respect student voice and their contributions, focusing on the whole child.

Develop strong and supportive relationships with parents/carers, families, colleagues and other professionals.