Ethos and Values

Our school’s vision is to provide an excellent education in a safe supportive learning environment. One where people are valued and make positive contributions to the school community, and where students go on to become responsible, independent members of society.

Our Vision


The Hart School is an 11- 18, non-selective school in Rugeley based in Staffordshire. We are part of the growing Creative Education Trust and work as part of a family of schools to raise standards and to enable students to achieve their potential thereby ensuring students are given the educational opportunity of a lifetime.

We want our students to become independent learners who are critical in their thinking, informed in their choices and confident in their ability to succeed in the modern world. We expect them to be respectful and tolerant; driven and confident and to always strive for the best. In addition to their academic lives we also want our students to benefit from extra-curricular experiences in the arts, design, sport and culture which will help them become well-rounded, balanced adults.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. The curriculum is student-centred and we aim for their education to be inspiring, stimulating, challenging and ensures that we provide a positive memorable experience that creates rich opportunities. This allows every student to excel irrespective of their background or ability.

Our Values

Learners who are confident, literate and well-rounded citizens. They understand the world’s communities and are ready to discover their place in it through enquiry and self-reflection.

Learners are ambitious to achieve. They gain deep and powerful knowledge in preparation for life, combining academic rigour, curiosity and creative flair.

Learners are fully equipped and ready for this world. They are not phased when faced with challenges and are determined to be successful.

Learners respect the individuality of each person and value diversity. They promote a culture which allows all to flourish through mutual respect.