Aims and Ethos

The core aim of Mayflower High School is to maximise success, well-being and achievement by delivering outstanding provision for all within a culture of equality, understanding and mutual respect and to prepare our students for their roles as global citizens.

To achieve this core aim, we undertake:

  • To create and sustain a caring, positive and stimulating learning environment for all;

  • To maximise the learning potential of all, academically, socially, culturally and spiritually, and celebrate their successes and achievements;

  • To encourage self-esteem, respect for others and for the modern world in which we live.

Equality Statement



We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate), disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual identity.


Guiding principles:

  • We value all learners equally

  • We recognise and respect difference

  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging

  • We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development

  • We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist

  • We consult and involve widely

  • All of MHS policies are written with regard to and are compliant with the Equality Act 2010