Surrey, United Kingdom
About Halliford School
Halliford School is an independent boys’ secondary school and mixed sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is operated as a charitable educational foundation and has around 400 pupils.
Halliford School was founded in 1921 in Shepperton, Surrey, approximately 15 miles south west of London.
Values and vision
The motto of the school is: "Via firma ad firmiora", which means "A firm path to firmer things". Its ethos is focused on providing a friendly, family-orientated, supportive and nurturing environment where all pupils are known as individuals and are equally supported, valued and encouraged.
The school’s caring ethos is based on what it describes as the “universal values essential for a civilised society”. In particular, the school promotes the importance of showing courtesy and consideration to all, of service to others and especially those in need and of honesty with others and to oneself, and of taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
The school sets high standards and says it prides itself in getting the best out of everyone. The curriculum is academic with the emphasis on university entrance.
“Pupils’ achievement is good. The school succeeds in meeting its aims by enabling pupils of different abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential. Pupils, including those in the sixth form, make good progress in their studies and show positive attitudes to learning.”
“Pupils reach particularly high levels of attainment in art and in sporting activities. The school has developed its curriculum so that it is well matched to pupils’ individual abilities and interests.”