Our Vision & Values

USH is the place where all are challenged to achieve; where we are distinguished as leaders of learning and the passion of our people transforms futures.

Our Values underpin our school motto of Learning without Limits and help explain how things work here.
Our values are:


As a member of the USH community, we know that everything starts with self-belief and a positive mind-set. In order to achieve this we expect our students to be ready, prepared and proud of their learning. Our school exists to raise achievement and give young people the best chance of living a happy and fulfilling life. We know from past experience that those who believe in the benefit of learning, believe in contributing to school and believe in potential, will always thrive here. Building trust underpins our work at USH and this means we can rely on each other and show integrity (what we do, matches what we say). 



Respect permeates everything we do. We expect our students to demonstrate respect by being active, resilient and responsible. Treating people well and demonstrating kindness are essential parts of USH life. We are proud of and celebrate our diversity. At USH we speak over 50 languages.

Our relational approaches ensure there are strong relationships between students and staff. However, this approach is unpinned by a clear expectation that students follow the rules. 



We are here to achieve and we know that success comes in many forms. Here, we commit to doing our best in everything that we do. The buzz that people feel at USH comes from a commitment to team work and the great feeling which comes when we reach our goals together. We take our work very seriously and are committed to being the best school in the region. We expect students to work hard and parents to support their children on their learning journey.