Our ethos is to provide ‘the best of education’ to our students, supporting them to achieve excellent academic results, while not compromising on their enrichment and care.
Our core values are:
We empower our students to respect one another and themselves.
Inspiring, Enriching, Diverse
We encourage our students to participate in a broad range of opportunities, whatever their interests or skills.
Ambitious, Bespoke, Nurturing
We support our students to reach to be the best versions of themselves.
On arrival at Burford School, all students are allocated a House to which they will belong throughout their time at school. Our active House System has very strong historical links with the school.
Our House System is designed to create a sense of community and camaraderie among students and staff, to promote healthy competition, and to encourage leadership development. It has many benefits to students, including to foster:
Over the course of the year, the House programme provides opportunities for all students to be involved in competitions against the other Houses. Everything from music to academic endeavour to sport is included. The prestigious House Cup is awarded at the end of the year to the winning House and presented at the annual celebration of the School Charter of 1571.