We have a long tradition of welcoming those who have suffered prejudice and cruelty. This began during and after the Second World War when Frensham became a safe haven for young people fleeing Nazi Germany. Today we continue to refuse to discriminate on the basis of race or religion.
We are completely non-denominational, allowing individuals to articulate their spirituality as an expression of their individuality rather than it being imposed as an institutional requirement. Ours is a tolerant community – one where every individual forms an equal part of the whole and has the right to be regarded and treated as such.
Developing as a young person through all the challenges of growing up is never straightforward. It demands patience, forgiveness and love from parents, teachers and fellow students. It demands a secure environment with some level of agreed routine, structure and values. The whole community has to be ready to help each young person on their journey to self-discovery through the stages of self-doubt and into a world of self-knowledge, confidence and generosity.