Higher Openshaw Community School aims to provide an effective, meaningful education for all its pupils. This is based on the recognition and adoption of the following principles:
That the school should:

  • be able to indentify, understand and meet the needs of the children
  • have an effective partnership with parents, governors, community and Local Authority
  • have high academic expectations
  • create an atmosphere of disciplined learning and order around the school
  • have involvement of pupils in school life
  • have effective strategies for the delivery and recording of the National Curriculum
  • be efficiently managed
  • have an agreed set of aims


WE AIM TO
Provide a happy, caring environment, where each child can develop to her, or his full potential, and acquire the skills necessary in contemporary society, through the study of major areas of knowledge and experience (including language and literacy, mathematics, science, art, music, drama, technology and physical activities).

WE AIM TO
Make the acquisition of those skills enjoyable, and to develop in children confidence in themselves, so that they will be encouraged to continue learning throughout their lives.

WE AIM TO
Prepare our children for life, and try to cater for all their needs, to enable them to interact socially with people, young and old, and to foster a sympathetic understanding of our multicultural society.

WE AIM TO
Help children acquire reasoned attitudes, values and beliefs, including a respect for and understanding of other people's religious and moral values and ways of life; to experience a curriculum of equal opportunity regardless of sex, race, culture or disadvantage.

WE AIM TO
Assist parents in their role as educators. We recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and should therefore be partners in the development of their children as they progress through our school.