What is a Laurus school education?

What is a Laurus school education?

What is a Laurus school education?

What is a Laurus school education?

Unashamedly Academic

We believe that all our students, regardless of their ability, background or circumstance have the right to an academic education. We don’t think there is anything elitist about this aspiration. What we do think is elitist is that only the most able or the privately educated should be able to access an academic education.

What we don’t do is to ‘dumb down’ the academic curriculum for any students. What we do, is to remove the barriers which prevent students from accessing the academic curriculum.

What we don’t believe is that that the academic curriculum is the only important part of educating our students. What we do believe is that, in addition to the academic curriculum, all our students should be educated in the following areas in order to develop the Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits to open the door to the future of their choice.

Leadership and Service

Competition and Physical Endeavour

Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric

Academic Aspiration

These are the cornerstones upon which our ethos is based.

For every student regardless of background or circumstance


We work hard to ensure that every member of our school community has access to a rich and diverse range of opportunities.  Our sister school, Cheadle Hulme High School, has demonstrated consistently high attainment in the percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving A*-C in English and Maths.

...to achieve the grades



We provide outstanding teaching and a “no excuses” approach to attendance and behaviour, challenging our students to do their very best.  They learn about the importance of success, and how to cope with setbacks, not as failure but as a springboard to better achievement.

...and develop the qualities



Our House system, Electives programme and extra curricular activities encourage participation, develop self belief, team work and leadership skills.  We inspire our students to broaden their horizons and believe that ‘anything is possible’.

...which will open the door to the future of their choice.



We develop ambitious and confident young adults to give them the platform to access the most competitive and prestigious universities and professions.  Our Optimates programme nurtures students as they embark on their future after school.

The vision is embodied in the Laurus Trust Cornerstones