Co-operative Values

  • Self-help Encouraging all within the organisation to help each other, by working together to gain mutual benefits. Helping people to help themselves
  • Self-responsibility To take responsibility for, and answer to, our actions
  • Democracy To give our stakeholders a say in the way we run our school
  • Equality Equal rights and benefits according to their contribution
  • Equity Being fair and unbiased
  • Solidarity Supporting each other and those in other co-operatives


Our Ethical Values

Consistent with the values of the founders of the Co-operative Movement, we believe in the ethical values of:

  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

Our principles are the way we put our values into action

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Co-operation amongst co-operatives
  • Concern for community

Just as the co-operative way of running a business, or association, presents an alternative to the more traditional 'plc' approach, Co-operative Schools offer an alternative way of educating our children.