Our Values

At Kennall Vale School, our core values are embodied in the acronym CARES, which stands for Community, Aspiration, Respect, Excellence, and Success. These values guide everything we do, shaping our approach to education and our commitment to nurturing well-rounded, confident, and capable individuals.


We believe that a strong sense of community is fundamental to creating a supportive and inclusive school environment. At Kennall Vale, we foster a spirit of cooperation and belonging where every student, parent, and staff member feels valued and connected. Our school community is built on mutual support and collaboration, ensuring that everyone thrives together. Through community activities and events, we strengthen the bonds that unite us and celebrate the diverse backgrounds and experiences that enrich our school.


Aspiration is at the heart of our educational philosophy. We inspire our students to dream big and set high goals for themselves, both academically and personally. By encouraging ambition and a growth mindset, we help our students develop the confidence and resilience to pursue their dreams. Our dedicated staff provide the guidance and resources necessary for each student to identify their unique talents and potential, empowering them to reach their goals.


Respect is a cornerstone of our school culture. We teach our students to treat themselves, others, and the environment with kindness and consideration. At Kennall Vale, respect means recognising the value and dignity of every individual, embracing diversity, and fostering a climate of understanding and empathy. Through respectful interactions and behaviour, we create a positive and harmonious atmosphere where everyone feels safe and valued.


We are committed to excellence in all aspects of school life. Our collaborative curriculum, coupled with a wide range of extracurricular activities, ensure that students receive a well-rounded and high-quality education. Excellence at Kennall Vale is not just about achieving high grades; it’s about striving for personal bests, cultivating a love of learning, and developing the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong success. Our dedicated teachers and staff work tirelessly to create an environment where excellence is the norm and every student is encouraged to excel.


Success at Kennall Vale is multifaceted and personal. We recognise and celebrate the achievements of every student, understanding that success looks different for each individual. Whether it’s academic accomplishments, personal growth, or contributions to the community, we applaud the unique successes of our students. Our holistic approach to education ensures that every child has the opportunity to succeed in their own way, building a strong foundation for future achievements.

At Kennall Vale School, CARES is more than just an acronym; it’s a reflection of our commitment to nurturing a positive, ambitious, respectful, and excellent learning environment. By living these values every day, we ensure that our students are not only well-educated but also well-prepared to contribute positively to society and lead fulfilling lives. Together, as a community, we strive for aspiration, respect, excellence, and success, making Kennall Vale a place where every child can truly thrive.