The fact that we have no uniform and are called by our first names demands much more from the whole community than traditional approaches. Choices, value judgements and recognising the human qualities of each individual on a daily basis are much more demanding than conformity, blind acceptance and feeling powerless.
The Frensham community is one where every child has the right to be themselves and to grow into the kind of person they have it within them to become. The job of everyone in the school is to treat each person individually, help them realise their gifts, encourage them to participate, be tolerant of others and ultimately to make them feel good about themselves. Confidence without arrogance is what our students are known for.
Our students learn to give 100% to whatever they undertake, refuse to accept second best, are sensitive to the needs and dignity of others and they care. As one retiring headmaster remarked: ‘I have never known such mutual support and caring in any other school. A caring school is going to be a meaningful community.’
We couldn’t agree more.