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.


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.

College Ethos

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.

College Pledge

The college pledge was written by students and is currently read by Year 7, 8 and 9 in registration and assembly.

“We come to school with a smile on our face because we want to learn.”

“We believe in the power of education; we know it is the key to our success.”

“We strive to help those in need, and make a positive change.”

If we fail, we will try again; if we struggle, we will find out why and work harder; if we are faced with a challenge, we will rise to it, every time!’

The Learning Charter

It is the charter for us all to live and work by.