Millais School

In Pursuit of Excellence

Millais Values

The school community takes pride in upholding the highest standards of achievement, behaviour and personal ambition. These standards are reflected in the school motto ‘in pursuit of excellence’ and are underpinned by nine core values.

Millais School’s core values were agreed upon through extensive consultation with all members of the school community including pupils, parents, governors, staff and members of the local community.

Our values are reflected in the way in which we behave, work and treat one another. They form the backbone of our assembly programme and feature in our conversations on a daily basis. We are committed to reviewing our values regularly and promoting them at every opportunity.


We show consideration for others, ourselves and the environment in which we work and live, treating others as we would expect to be treated.


We are honest and trustworthy. We uphold good moral and ethical principles in all that we do and always consider the consequences of our actions.


We are able to work successfully with others, independently and in teams.  We share common experiences, learn from each other and celebrate together.


We enjoy school and the opportunities it affords us.  We strive to be satisfied with all that we do, accepting life's 'ups and downs'.


We celebrate innovation, work with imagination and think about doing things in new ways to find the best solutions.


We set our sights high, always striving to improve our personal best.

Self Esteem

We feel positive about ourselves as individuals and our role within our communities.  We actively seek opportunities to build our self-confidence.


We celebrate the fact that we are all different and that each of us has something unique to offer.


We have the ability to recover and learn from setbacks and challenging circumstances, moving forwards with a 'can do' attitude.