Harper Green School is a proudly comprehensive school catering for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. We seek not only to allow pupils to achieve their academic potential but also to develop the character, skills and values needed to be successful in life and make a positive contribution to society as a whole.
To these ends we have excellent facilities, alongside a talented and highly committed staff, teaching and associate. This allows us to provide a broad and balanced curriculum as well as the diverse opportunities in extra-curricular learning which are so crucial to developing wider skills and confidence in pupils.
As much as classroom learning, it is often these extra-curricular opportunities which provide pupils with ‘break-through’ moments that accelerate their personal and social development and provide some of the most distinctive and lasting memories of education for pupils.
A particular source of pride for us a Harper Green is our involvement in the Arts, stemming from our many years as an Arts College prior to the present government ceasing this national initiative. The facilities, skills and experience gained from Arts College status are aspects of the school we wish to retain and develop as key tools in our mission to explore and develop an understanding of ourselves and others and to achieve our true potential in life.
Our watchwords in all the above are the ‘Four Rs’ below:
- Raising Standards
Our expectations of our young people are high. We drive them hard to achieve maximum success. Tough targets, strong support and quality teaching are what you can expect for our pupils of all ages and abilities. Excellent Key Stage 3 test and GCSE results are the reward. It’s a philosophy that works for all our young people. We want our pupils to enjoy school – for all the right reasons.
Respect is our core value at Harper Green. Hard work and achievement are rooted in respect – respect for others, respect for oneself, and respect for our environment. Respect is a concept that runs through everything we do. It is why we teach – and the reason we do so well. Respect is something to be earned. We believe our young people are more capable of earning it from anyone they go on to meet in any walk of life.
With respect goes responsibility. We want our young people to become the independent, caring citizens of the future; people who take pride in themselves and their community. Our pupils are handed responsibility from the very start, whether it’s personal or communal responsibility. Caring for the school environment, helping others, taking part in decision-making through the school council and training for prefect duties are just some of the ways our pupils are encouraged to handle responsibility.
Young people need to know they are doing well. Consequently our community places great emphasis on recognising and rewarding positive achievements. Our merit system rewards attainment, special effort, good citizenship and attendance. Pupils work toward Records of Achievements and each half term compete for prizes and certificates. A special Prize and Presentation Evening is usually held in November at Bolton Town Hall. It provides a wonderful setting in which to celebrate publicly the outstanding achievements of our pupils.
Our expectations of our young people are high. We drive them hard to achieve maximum success. Tough targets, strong support and quality teaching are what you can expect for our pupils of all ages and abilities. Our excellent Key Stage 3 test and GCSE results are the reward. It’s a philosophy that works for all our young people. We want our pupils to enjoy school – for all the right reasons.