Sexey’s is a learning community. Whatever the raw ability of our members, we believe we all have the capacity to grow and develop and that this happens in a nurturing and safe environment. We aim for the highest academic standards and recognise the importance of academic achievement, both for its own sake, and because high level skills and qualifications are vital in a complex, changing, and ever more competitive world. In addition to the stress on academic work, we want all talents (artistic, musical, sporting, dramatic etc.) to be developed to the full. Every opportunity is given to all members of our school to discover and develop whatever talents they have to the highest level of which they are capable. We foster high self-esteem through a "can-do" approach to life. Praise and encouragement to believe that anything is possible is the rule.
As a school with a large number of boarders, we are first and foremost a community. All members of staff are expected to support the community ethos of the school and the need to provide a wide range of extra curricular activities for the pupils, and to support their personal and social development as individuals and as members of the wider community of which the school is a part. As a church school, we are under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which appoints one of the foundation governors, and our parish Rector is also an ex-officio governor. Our community is based on the Christian values of tolerance, respect and kindness and these underpin all that we do at the school. We show care and consideration for others at all times and respect their personal integrity and their property. We do all that we can to support each other to achieve our maximum potential and enjoy a sense of security, well-being and happiness while at the school.
We welcome the involvement of parents, governors, friends, and former pupils and staff in the development of the school. Believing that it is important to prepare our pupils for the world of work and for their responsibilities as citizens, we develop qualities such as leadership, self-discipline and self-reliance, coupled with the ability to work effectively in teams and to empathise with the needs of others.
At Sexey's traditional values are important and as such the School Song, the national anthem and the school anthem (Jerusalem) are integral to school events and acts of collective worship.
(left) Ex-Servicemen on the Sexey's staff join the school in observing Remembrance Day outside the Head Master's study, where each individual cross remembers an Old Sexeian fallen in conflict since 1914. From the left; Captain A. Bowes-Lyon RE, Chief Petty Officer Aircrewman P. Prescott, Warrant Officer Class 2 (Battery Sergeant Major) D. Hill.
God Save Our Gracious Queen,
Long Live Our Noble Queen,
God Save the Queen,
Send Her Victorious,
Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God Save the Queen!