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School Vision & Ethos

A world class Church of England school: This is how we would wish Tring School to be viewed.  Governors, staff, students and many parents share in this aspiration which has been assisted by other educationalists, business leaders and facilitators, all in some way linked to Tring School.  To quote a well known African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child”.

For all the apparent complexity, the myriad of thought, speech and intended actions, our work in secondary school is actually very simple.  Children arrive at aged 11 - alive with energy, hope and dreams. The leave as adults at 18 or 19 - needing quite simply, to be ready to thrive in the adult world.  They must qualify for this. However, academic qualifications themselves are important but they are not enough. In the 21st century, with the staggering pace of change - social, technological, economic and environmental - the new global e-citizen will, without doubt, need a different view of themselves and the world in which they live more than any previous generation of young adults.

They will need to possess a deep-rooted confidence and self belief, a level of creativity, resilience and competitiveness that borders on the entrepreneurial and above all, a well rounded character, rooted in care for self, others and their environment and these characteristics must be valued-based.

Our motto: Live to Learn, Learn to Live

In addition to securing the highest standards of achievement, our motto underpins our belief in creating successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens for whom we are privileged to serve for their formative seven years here at Tring School.  

I invite you to join us on this journey

Sue Collings

All that we do is grounded in our Christian Ethos which is also expressed in our school prayer.

Living God, creator of us all,
we thank you for your love that strengthens each of us.

Help us to value ourselves and others,
to rejoice in the opportunity to learn,
to care for the environment we share,
and to build up the community in which we live.

We ask you for your blessing on the students, the staff
and all who support Tring School.
We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


In our school we fully support and follow British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Please look at this link for the document Promoting British Values

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