Concord College is a very special place. As England’s premier international school, it is a school in which young people can flourish, find confidence and a sense of self-worth whilst achieving the very highest academic standards.
Parents can also be assured that Concord’s secure and beautiful rural campus is a safe and healthy place for any child to grow. Concord is also a warm, calm and friendly community in which values of trust and decency are shared between staff and students in a mature atmosphere of mutual respect. If you have a chance to visit, you will see a lot of smiling faces.
Academically, the results speak for themselves. Not only do Concord students produce astonishing GCSE and A level performances, but they also go on to attend top universities in the UK and around the world. Concord is annually ranked extremely highly in UK school league tables and has been rated ‘exceptional’ by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (2013).
Education is more than just grades. Grades are certainly the ‘passport’ that students need to move on to the next stage of their lives and that employers will take account of in the future. But, the real art of education is to develop the confidence and self-worth of the young person holding the ‘passport’ that grades provide. Moral values and the soft skills of empathy, communication, team-working and time management are just as important to develop the confidence that is so central to any young person’s future.
Finally, when you join Concord, you are not just joining us for a few years: you are joining the Concord community that stretches around the globe and across the generations. There are regular alumni gatherings around the world reflecting the fact that the Concord community is very strong. As we say, ‘once a Concordian, always a Concordian’.
Mr Neil G Hawkins MA Hons Cantab