Aims and Ethos
The school aims apply to all members of our school community, including boarders and those in our
This document is available to all interested parties on our website and on request from the Senior or
Prep School offices.
Hampshire Collegiate School belongs to United Learning. We are proud to share the Group’s core
values of ambition, confidence, creativity, determination, respect and enthusiasm and the objective
of ‘bringing out the Best in Everyone’
The school aims to create an environment in which we work collaboratively to encourage academic
ambition creativity, enthusiasm and resilience where all are valued as individuals; one which provides
the opportunity for participation in a rich and diverse co-curricular programme and which is
underpinned by a culture of respect for ourselves and others.
Education should always be an adventure; it is after all a search for a pathway in life and all
concerned need to share that sense of adventure which is never ending. Our school motto ‘vita
studia una’, life and learning are one or life is for learning, provides a succinct formulation of what
we are involved in sharing with young people at HCS.
Finding a school that is right for your needs is sensitive work; on leaving school you should be able to
reflect that the school was perfect for you, no matter what your interests.
You will find that HCS is committed to providing the best for you in academic achievement, and
personally guides you to future choices in tertiary education and career. It is a vibrant community
which will encourage the best in sport, and expressive processes, and engenders a habit for life of
energy, creativity and activity, in all things.
Our sense of community is strong and inclusive with a Christian ethos to engage pupils of all faiths
and none in a natural way.