Ethos and Values


At Portland we aim to give our young people the best possible start in life. We believe that to achieve their full potential, young people need:

  • The Literacy and Numeracy skills to function in a modern society
  • The Social Skills to interact positively with others and make the best of their chances
  • The Life Skills to make good informed choices that impact positively on their lives

All of our pupils have experienced Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. We are here to work with them in overcoming barriers to learning and helping our students to experience success.


After consultation with Pupils, Parents and Staff and to secure our pupils with good character, Portland School with uphold and promote the following values:




Mental Toughness 






Team Approach 






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