Hathershaw College

The Three Rs

The Three Rs

The Three Rs is about adhering to our 3 respect rules (below) which embody the ethos and values of our school and what we strive to achieve. Indeed, they uphold the fundamental British Values of tolerance, mutual respect, the rule of law and freedom. By teaching our students the difference between right and wrong, and our emphasis on self-discipline, we are creating a culture in which each student can thrive and flourish, no matter what their background. 

The Three Rs are about putting our children centre-stage and using the talents of ALL our staff to ensure our students achieve their personal best in both academic and personal development, stretching each child so they achieve their full potential, and more. The Three Rs is embodied in our mission statement, “Together we Succeed”, which informs everything we do. It is about our students becoming well-rounded and happy individuals through teamwork, allowing them to go on and have a positive impact on the community in which they live, long after they have left us. It is about the pride in our school and the partnership between students, staff, parents and the community to achieve their personal best.



  • Wear your uniform properly and with pride
  • Listen carefully and follow instructions
  • Walk calmly around the College and keep to the left on corridors
  • Look after and have pride in your College and its equipment



  • Think before you speak and be polite
  • Keep slang out of the College. Use Standard English
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated
  • Value and celebrate success; your own and that of others


Ready to Learn

  • Come to school every day
  • Be on time to school and lessons
  • Bring the correct equipment, including a pen and your PE kit
  • Take pride in the quality and presentation of your work
  • Complete your homework to a high standard and hand it in on time
  • Prepare and revise for assessments and exams
  • Ask for help if you need it
  • Keep mobile phones switched off and in bags