Our Vision and Values

Our Vision

Our vision is that all learners should have the chance to succeed, regardless of their background, abilities or skills. All learners have the right to an outstanding education, to improve their knowledge, skills and ultimately their life chances. At Cressex Community School we are committed to ensuring outstanding provision is made for all our learners.

Our Values

High Achievement for All is Our Shared Responsibility

This is our school motto. We recognise that in order for young people to thrive and achieve it takes a team effort. While the young person is ultimately responsible for how well he or she does in school, there are many others who have a key role to play. At Cressex we value the quality of our teamwork highly and it is the focus of all teams working together to create and maintain the conditions in which young people can succeed. The students themselves are able to make a significant contribution through their own teamworking.


Our Code of Conduct for all members of the community is based on showing respect for:

  • oneself
  • others
  • learning and achievement
  • the environment

The Code is displayed in all classrooms and discussed regularly with students. Positive behaviour is reinforced through assemblies and daily contact with the form tutor. Students show their respect for the wider community by volunteering their services and raising money enthusiastically for charities.

Cooperative Ethos

Cressex is proud to belong to the growing family of Cooperative Schools. This means that, together with our partners in the Cressex Cooperative Learning Trust, we subscribe to the ethical values of: openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others. We also sign up to the cooperative values of: self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. 

Members of the Cressex Cooperative Learning Trust:

  • Cressex Community School
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Henley College
  • The Cooperative College
  • Wycombe Abbey School

British Values

We actively promote the core British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. These are explicitly taught in subjects such as Citizenship, PSHE and Religious Studies and permeate all aspects of school life.