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Our Philosophy

At St Piran's, we pride ourselves in providing our students with a nurturing and supportive environment, giving them the opportunity to grow personally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as academically. By the time your child comes to leave our care, we hope to have impressed upon them the instinct to care for themselves, for others and to appreciate the fulfilment that brings with it. Our Pastoral Care is the foundation upon which we aim to provide events, prospects and circumstances which develop resilience and ingenuity, a training in good habits and, above all, the standards and moral compass which will nourish your child’s wellbeing throughout their life.

Leading by Example

Our staff have the necessary expertise and experience to show, by example, what is healthy behaviour and, sometimes, what is not. In addition to being knowledgeable in their subjects, St Piran's staff double as motivators, evaluators and occasional counsellors. We teach strength of character and determination alongside academia, as happy, balanced students make better use of learning opportunities and perform to the best of their abilities.

Personal Reflection

To encourage our students to understand what they have to offer the world and what the world has to offer them, we have developed an 'expectations acronym', which is displayed around the school as posters, hanging ties and mobiles.

Each of the words reinforces the way the school desires each pupil to reflect upon the way they conduct themselves. During the school year each of these words is focussed upon in assemblies and PSHCE lessons. These are the school values.

The acronym is: 


St Piran's doesn't produce carbon-copy children; we know we are working alongside unique individuals with unique and individual issues and, as such, we need to be sensitive to their specific needs and potential. Improved results due to improved attainment are often a happy by-product of contributing to a student's personal and academic development.

Pastoral Support Programme