Aims and Values

Aims & Values

Highfields School, Matlock, is a growing school with over 1,200 students. It belongs to The EMET Trust which promotes the autonomy of its members and includes the prestigious West Bridgford School. It is a co-educational, day comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 18 years. The school is situated on two sites, 1.8 miles apart, Starkholmes (Years 7 – 8) and Lumsdale (Years 9 – 13).

Our Core Purpose

To be an inclusive, happy community that values every individual and inspires them to achieve their full potential.

Our Aims

To achieve our core purpose and values we aim to:

Respect all students and staff as individuals

Celebrate diversity and promote equality

Provide appropriate levels of challenge

Develop understanding and enjoyment of learning

Support and encourage individuals to make a valuable contribution to society

Be a reflective school seeking continuous improvement

Play an active part in the community

Nurture physical and emotional well being

Promote a happy, safe and stable environment

Our Values

Inclusion, fairness and equality

Respect and tolerance

Celebration of achievement

Personal reflection, honesty and mutual trust

Care for our environment