St Saviours & St Olaves School

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St Saviours & St Olaves School

Description/Synopsis

St. Saviour’s & St. Olave’s School was founded as a grammar school for girls in 1903. It belongs to the St. Olave’s & St. Saviour’s Schools Foundation, which can trace its history back through four centuries to the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Two ancient grammar schools, the St.Saviour’s Grammar School, which was granted a Charter by Queen Elizabeth in 1562, and St. Olave’s Grammar School, which received its Charter in 1571, were among several educational institutions supported and financed by the voluntary efforts of the citizens of Southwark and finally amalgamated in 1899 into the present Foundation.

The school first opened on the 26th January 1903 with eighty-four girls in the premises of St. John’s Elementary School. The building was completed and opened by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales (afterwards King George V and Queen Mary) on 14th March, a date kept as the School Birthday and marked each year by a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Southwark Cathedral. A visit by HM Queen Elizbeth II crowned our centenary celebrations in 2003.

St. Saviour’s & St Olave’s is a Voluntary Aided School. The Governors own the buildings and are responsible for their general repair and maintenance.
 

The Aims of the School

The school motto encapsulates the aims of the school as our mission statement:

Heirs of the Past

Children of the Present

Makers of the Future

 

Heirs of the Past

We aim to ensure that every student is a positive inheritor of the past and we recognise the need to learn from, and build upon, the foundations that give us our roots and our sense of belonging. Each student has the right to equality of opportunity and respect for her own ethnic, cultural and religious background.

 

We believe that each student brings her own special qualities to the school, enriching both our knowledge and our society. The heritage and tradition of the school gives us a shared cultural and historical identity and a context in the wider community. The ethos of the school is based on mutual respect and care. Above all, we are a community which works and learns together.

 

Children of the Present

We aim to enrich the lives of our students spiritually, morally, intellectually, aesthetically and physically. We aim to engender a continuous desire to know and understand through the enjoyment of learning. We value all our students and we strive for their fullest possible development in academic and personal terms, working to give them the confidence to achieve to their maximum potential and beyond.

 

Makers of the Future

We aim to develop our students’ skills of communication, independent thought and critical judgement; to encourage imagination and creativity; to foster an awareness of spiritual values and a sense of wonder; and to develop an understanding of the world in which we live. We aim to equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed for them to contribute positively and responsibly to future society.
 

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