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Devonport High School for Girls

Mission and Ethos

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Mission statement

At Devonport High School for Girls our mission is to offer a challenging and enriching educational experience, which enables our students to develop their curiosity, confidence and aspirations, so that they leave us equipped to enjoy life in a global society.


We encourage our students to:

  • have high aspirations
  • appreciate that taking risks and making mistakes develops resilience
  • become confident independent learners with inquiring minds
  • understand that the process of overcoming challenges fuels creativity
  • recognise that learning is an active, collaborative and lifelong process
  • develop both self-discipline and self-awareness
  • respect and value each other’s differences, beliefs, opinions and ideas
  • play an active and caring role within the school and local communities
  • seek and embrace opportunities
  • maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • develop into highly motivated global citizens
  • be happy in themselves and enjoy an optimistic outlook

The school mission statement and ethos have been developed in consultation with representatives from Governors, Parents, Carers, students, support staff and teachers.