Belhaven Hill has recently undertaken a professional review of its core values – an extensive process which involved detailed research with parents, governors, Old Belhavians and staff. Our ‘Be Belhaven’ brand proposition came out of this exercise; it reflects the unique character of our school, and encourages individuality within a truly supportive community.
The qualities which we aim to develop in our boys and girls include: ‘Be Curious’, ‘Be Courteous’, ‘Be Ambitious’, ‘Be Challenged’, ‘Be Confident’, ‘Be Outdoors’, ‘Be Individual’ and ‘Be Ready’.
These Belhaven values reflect the success of our all-round approach to education which fosters: ambition, determination, perseverance, camaraderie, pride in other’s achievements, life-long interest in the environment, and a good old fashioned approach to manners!
Our story sums this up ...
The Belhaven Story
The children shout ‘great fun’.
The parents say ‘well-taught’, ‘well-mannered’, ‘ready’.
How does this happen?
Not by magic, but by being determinedly of a size that allows daily attention to be paid to manners, until they become a habit – and that allows excellence to become a skill transferable from one endeavour to another.
Is this thanks to our heritage?
Yes, it is.
There is nothing old-fashioned about traditional values – now, more than ever.
This is why Heads at renowned senior schools say they can recognise our children instantly – a ‘Belhaven DNA’ comprising both innocence and polish.
And, perhaps, this is why we have the record we do in getting our pupils into just such schools.
Be Belhaven … the best conduit to the best senior schools.