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Aims and values

Thomson House aims to cultivate the habits and arts of excellence and wellbeing, so that its pupils may flourish, achieving academic success and leading fulfilling lives. To achieve this, Thomson House anchors its curriculum on three fundamental qualities: curiosity, kindness and courage.

Our Pupil Aims

Curiosity

Thomson House aims to kindle the spark of curiosity in its pupils. Our teachers will be passionate about learning and they will be first-class professionals. They will foster inquisitiveness and they will empower our pupils with the skills to explore the world around them. With rigorous foundations in English, Mathematics and Science, our pupils will be disciplined and creative thinkers and confident communicators. Oracy underpins our learning throughout the whole curriculum – we encourage questioning, reasoning, debate and justification. Thomson House aims to exceed national averages in pupil attainment for each and every pupil in English, Maths and Science.

Kindness

Thomson House passionately believes that its pupils' wellbeing is inextricably linked to that of their communities. Therefore, it aims to promote an ethos of kindness and community service throughout the school: Thomson House specialises in character-building education and is currently pioneering the Richmond Award Scheme, a character-building educational scheme for primary schools, which encourages our pupils to help in the community in which they work and live. Thomson House is also dedicated to a green agenda, including a walk to school programme and healthy schools.

Courage

Thomson House believes that courage is a fundamental quality in empowering pupils to flourish. Our pupils will be confident and resilient, with an utter belief in the power of effort. They will have the courage to seize opportunities, to fail and pick themselves up, to sing outside of the choir. To foster this, we will build a culture of high expectations, give three hours a week of physical education, an extensive enrichment programme, a first class Wellbeing Programme and place a strong emphasis on public performance.