Vision and Values

Strategic Vision

Northolt High School is a vibrant school community. The staff and Governors are committed to providing a high quality education that ensures that every student is able to fulfil their potential development academically, spiritually, socially, morally and culturally. We believe that all our students can be successful irrespective of their background or starting point in life.

We want our students to develop strength of character, to be articulate and confident and to secure the best academic outcomes possible. Our school motto 'Excellence as a Habit' comes from a longer quote by Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, who said "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit'. This motto is displayed at every opportunity including around the school, referred to in assemblies and appears on all of the school literature. The school community aspires to be excellent in all key areas including academic outcomes; the attitude of students towards their own learning; student behaviour and the quality of support offered to students who may need it. 

Our curriculum offer includes the essential subjects of English, Mathematics and Science as well as others including Art, Modern Foreign Languages, Drama and the Humanities. The values which unite our school community are:

  • Self belief
  • Self respect 
  • Self discipline
  • Hard work (endeavour)
  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Courtesy
  • Resilience

We want our students to be optimistic about their lives and to be able to develop positive, healthy relationships. We are a safe and caring community. Our success is based, in part, on the emphasis that we place on knowing each child as an individual and on developing good quality relationships. We welcome families into the school and inform them about all aspects of school life as well as what they can do, in partnership with key staff in the school, to ensure the best outcomes for their child.

We value the diversity of the school community that has grown up in recent years and are proud that at least 54 different languages are spoken in the school. We are an inclusive school community and aim to make Northolt High School the school of first choice within our local community.

We are looking forward to an imminent remodelling of the site. Our vision is to create a complex of buildings that are fit to meet the educational needs of our students in the 21st Century and also support the growth of commitment to ongoing learning and recreation to be found within the community. It is our vision that Northolt High School should be an outstanding school at the centre of a true learning community.