Our pupils’ exemplary behaviour reflects their excellent moral development, also evident in their attitudes to right and wrong, and in their respect for the civil and criminal law. Our pupils enjoy the opportunities provided for independent research which assist in raising their awareness of moral issues in areas such as racism and sexism. Pupils of all ages take responsibility well; they provide strong support for charity work and commemorative activities such as Red Nose Day and the Race for Life. Pupils show excellent awareness of others and of their environment, exemplified by their responses to environmental issues in science, wall displays to promote energy saving and a high quality whole-school commitment on the prevention of bullying.
Our pupils’ spiritual development is excellent. Pupils have strong self-knowledge, a sensitive awareness of themselves and others, and secure self-confidence. As seen in lessons, assemblies and activities, they appreciate the beauty of the school and its surroundings. At all levels pupils feel valued: those in Year 11 show a strong appreciation of their strengths and limitations, and use this self-knowledge to inform their choices for future education. Pupils effectively explore different values and beliefs. They reflect well during each day at relevant moments as their spiritual awareness is further promoted by music and the creative arts.
Our pupils’ social development is excellent. They actively and naturally practice the three Cransley Values - to seek excellence, nurture relationships and venture beyond. Their social awareness is strong. They consider the needs of others, and are courteous in their conduct and demeanour. Pupils make a willing and successful contribution to activities in the wider school community, for example through the development of questionnaires to sample opinion and inform the school council, and through the creation and publication of induction leaflets for pupils new to the school. Our Year 11 pupils willingly accept the opportunities to serve as school prefects, librarians, mentors for younger pupils, captains and ambassadors for arts and sport. They are significant role models, admired and respected by younger pupils.