Parents rightly expect their children to receive an education through which academic development can be amply demonstrated. Exam performance is one quantifiable measure but study skills, time management, knowledge, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking are at least as important.
Young people’s personal development, however, is even more crucial. The UCS Foundation is continually refining and enhancing opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We strive to turn out young men and women who are civilised human beings. Chiefly, this is about offering as many and as varied an array of opportunities as possible, in and out of the classroom, for pupils to grow in confidence, moral fibre and social responsibility.
These activities are therefore designed to complement the academic teachings, to sit alongside them and to be treated in equal importance. This is why we describe this section of the website as the co-curriculum.