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Minsthorpe Community College

Welcome from the Principals

Minsthorpe Community College is a very special place. Between us, we have more than 40 years’ experience working here. When we became Joint Principals in April 2019, we wanted to bring to life the vision and values that we truly believe make this College and its community the amazing place that it is. At Minsthorpe Community College our core values of motivation, commitment and care permeate through everything we do. They are brought to life in all aspects of our College life and not just put up on the walls as decoration. Our vision for Minsthorpe will only ever happen when we live through these values which we hold dear.



As a parent, looking for a school, college or university for our own children, what is it that we actually look for in a place? Minsthorpe’s core values are built on our response to this question. Firstly, we want a place where our children love to learn; somewhere where they get up every morning and want to go to, where they are motivated in all the subjects they study and where there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities for them to enjoy. Secondly, we want to find a place where they will get a world-class education, where teachers and students are committed to achieving the very best to move them to the next phase of their education. Finally, we want a place that will look after our loved ones. A place where people care for each other and put an arm around someone if they are in need. We want to know that there is always an adult available whenever needed and where children will make friends that will last a lifetime.

Our vision for Minsthorpe is that every single person has a part to play in strengthening our learning community. Students, staff, parents and governors all have a crucial role to play each and every day. We say to our students that we all have different talents and whether you are an amazing mathematician or can speak a foreign language, whether you are a great footballer or a talented tennis player, whether you love reading, are passionate about the environment or have an incredible singing voice, everyone has a part to play here. We are ambitious for our students to be the best that they can be. We want them to be motivated to come to College, committed to their education and to care for each other.

Minsthorpe Community College: A place where everyone plays a part in strengthening our learning community through motivation, commitment and care.

Mr Mark Gilmore and Mrs Rachael Merritt Principals