Aims of the School

    Camden was founded as a school for girls in 1871 by Frances Mary Buss, one of the great pioneers of women's education. The school therefore has a long tradition of promoting opportunities for girls. At sixth form level it admits boys to its roll. The school attempts to create a social and physical environment which combines security and care with challenge, stimulus and the highest expectations, where staff and pupils work together with the understanding and support of parents/carers.

    It is the policy of Governors to sustain and to promote the school’s ethos, heritage and philosophy within the contexts of public policy, social trends and educational need.

    The aims of the school are: 

    • To maintain and develop the school's tradition of providing the highest quality of education.
    • To offer equality of opportunity and care to all pupils whatever their race, gender, class, creed or special needs.
    • To promote a sense of environmental and social responsibility.
    • To encourage all pupils to:
      • develop their individual talents to the full
      • have confidence in themselves and a sense of self-worth
      • work co-operatively with others
      • develop independence of thought
      • value education and enjoy learning
      • practise tolerance and open mindedness
      • show consideration for others and respect their diverse qualities and needs