Our ethos and values have been developed by staff, students and governors. It underpins all our work and decision making.

Be happy, Be ambitious, Make a difference.

college vision

Our joint vision is to develop an inclusive, dynamic, high achieving learning community, where all students and staff are happy, whilst being supported and encouraged to be ambitious, achieve personal success and make a positive difference to their world. We support students to do this through the four pillars of our character programme and staff are asked to constantly refer to these in conversations and indeed when dealing with rewarding or sanctioning students. Students have a clear list of expectations when they are in school based around these.

 College Ethos

Our vision will be achieved by fostering a supportive, respectful culture of collaboration between students, parents, staff and the community. Our College community:

  • Celebrates diversity and individual difference,
  • Treats others with care and kindness,
  • Is safe and nurturing,
  • Is a stimulating, inspiring physical environment,
  • Is reflective, responsive and embraces change,
  • Is enterprising,
  • Develops personal, collective and social responsibility,
  • Is inspired by and enjoys the beauty of lifelong learning.
  • Aims to develop the character of all if our students through the four pillars

Character Pillars

We aim to educate our young people by providing them with a wealth of opportunities that that builds each students character. This is through our character education activities that will arm students with the confidence and resilience to flourish in our modern global society.

We develop character through the TCOLC Character Pillars:

We will use these terms as part of our daily language. Staff will reward all students for demonstrating these characters with character points that will build towards Character Awards and accomplishment of Character Challenges.

These Character values underpin everything we do at the school and are seen across all areas of the college.

Our mission statement

We promise to do whatever it takes to ensure that every student at The City of Leicester College realises their full potential. Every member of staff is determined to ensure that students leave with the ability to make a positive difference to their community and the wider world.

We set the highest expectations and support every student in reaching them.  We remain focused, enjoy challenges and revel in the diverse environment in which we work. We are ambitious, honest and believe that hard work leads to success.