Message from the Executive Headteacher for Folio Education Trust - Mr J J Wilden

'per ardua ad summa'

Wallington County Grammar School's motto 'per ardua ad summa' means 'through difficulties to the heights' and is a perfect description of the journey young people take through their life in school.  Growing up isn't easy and students, staff and parents will face many challenges and difficult decisions along the way as each person strives to recognise and reach their personal best.  At WCGS the School does what it takes to surround members of the community with the necessary support to unleash their aspirations and develop true love for a school which is the conduit through which students become well-rounded, mature young adults with a sense of emotional and social intelligence.

The Folio Education Trust

We Believe

We believe that we are outstanding.  Not because we say it, but because we work hard at it.  We are dedicated, committed and focused.  We believe that every person will reach their personal best and overcome any challenge through a shared culture and ethos.  We are dedicated to developing as successful individuals, creating a positive environment where all of us will learn.  We never fail because we never give up.  We believe in ourselves.  We believe in each other.

This powerful mantra underpins all of the schools within 'Folio Education Trust' and is a sign of the dedication and commitment that we expect all students, staff, parents and partners who work with our schools to have.  It is through a shared culture and ethos that schools collaborate at all times to make student centred decisions on how best to unleash the aspirations of young people and develop a true sense of love for their school.  The Trust has plans to develop slowly so that it can embed significant achievements and sustain progress over a long period of time.  Our 'core ideology' and 'vision for the future' give some sense of why we exist, what guides us and what we hope to achieve in the future.

For more information on the Trust and its vision for the future please visit the Folio Education Trust website which will be launched mid-October.

Folio Education Trust are currently based at Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7PH and can be contacted via the switchboard on 0208 647 2235.