Almost 400 years of experience has taught us that a school works best when it creates a strong partnership with pupils, parents and the local community. This positive alliance results in successful, confident and responsible children who have a strong sense of personal and social identity.
Many voices and organisations help Hutchesons’ to flourish; the Primary and Secondary pupil councils and an active School Association enable children, parents and staff to influence the running of the school, while the parent run 1957 Group fundraises for specialist in-house projects.
The whole School supports environmental and charitable causes and promotes a caring ethos. Proud of the diversity of faith and ethnic groups represented within it, the School actively supports its pupils in becoming Global citizens. Pupils and staff are encouraged to take a wider world view and this is complemented by many strong international partnerships
, several of which have developed as part of the legacy of a successful Comenius project
The whole School supports environmental and charitable causes and promotes a caring ethos. From P1 to S6 all pupils are involved annually in fundraising for the School's nominated charity, chosen by the Charities Committee. Pupils and staff organise a wide range of events throughout the year, and typically raise well over £35,000.
These positive influences enable children to grow into independent thinkers and at Hutchesons’ their beliefs and passions are reflected in a range of Pupil Action Groups
. Opportunities for pupils to make a difference start early with the fun and friendly Primary Eco Group and extend to membership of the Secondary Amnesty International and J8 societies, in which committed and informed young adults engage in political lobbying for increased human rights and international education.
Across all year groups co-operation and friendships are encouraged by House Membership, and this spirit of co-operation is continued externally with Hutchesons’ many beneficial community partnerships (links below) and local initiatives.
Hutchesons’ also supports a thriving community of Former Pupils
many of whom maintain a connection with and enthusiasm for today’s School.