To develop and maintain in pupils, lively and enquiring minds; to promote the ability to question and argue rationally; to encourage pupils to apply themselves to a range of tasks and skills.
To emphasise the importance of language, number, the aesthetic and physical areas of learning and to develop competence in them.
To foster attitudes which will instil self-confidence in pupils, create in them a sense of personal excellence and help them acquire knowledge and skills relevant to life and work in a fast changing world.
To help pupils develop perceptive, spiritual and moral values and an understanding of religious faiths and beliefs of others.
To help pupils understand the world in which they live and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations.
To develop in pupils the ability to appreciate critically human achievements and aspirations.