A very warm welcome from Nick Hawker, Acting Head of Salisbury Cathedral School, Wiltshire...
I am thrilled that you have taken a moment in your day to visit our website, and as you glance through, absorbing the abiding atmosphere of cheerful purpose embodied on the faces of our lively and creative children, I urge you to imagine you have begun a conversation with us. Everybody here deeply understands the desire you have for a fulfilling and supportive education for your child. Therefore, we want to talk to you about the enduring legacy of enrichment that springs from the very foundations of this iconic 900 year old school.
We want to talk to you about the all encompassing teamwork, the driving force of our core values and the passionate focus we have on the nurture, progression and well-being of every girl and boy. Through these pages you’ll sense tremendous pride from a devoted staff body in the success of our children – many receive senior school scholarships, 95% learn a musical instrument and others excel in sport. We rightly celebrate such achievements because they come from a place of happy confidence.
However, equally important to us is the intrinsic essence of this historic place that I believe sets us apart. That essence, imbued as it is in Christian values and the wealth of opportunities and experiences on offer, is an overwhelming sense of togetherness and cooperation. It is what strikes everybody as they tour around our beautiful grounds, and it is what motivates and inspires a love of learning in our children. In turn, our girls and boys are able to develop an understanding that all the qualities they bring as individuals to this wonderful school are what make the whole community richer. We hope that every child here carries this essence with them throughout their lives.
It has been my privilege to work in cathedral schools throughout my career and here it is my privilege to be part of a tremendous leadership team. I hope you can visit us soon so we can all meet you and show you how much we care about doing the very best for your child.