Our vision at Rush Common School is to provide an environment that allows pupils to dream, aspire and succeed in their lives. A school in which learners have wide ranging opportunities to develop their talents and abilities; where challenge is embraced, and self-confidence and resilience are cultivated.

We expect all pupils to be safe, kind and respectful, and from this base we provide a curriculum that builds a broad range of thinking skills, learning characteristics and personal qualities that prepare pupils for the next stage of their education and future lives. Pupils grow into self-aware, empathetic, knowledgeable people who can think both creatively and critically and are able to communicate effectively.

Everyone in our school understands the importance of reflecting and improving every day, which results in a dynamic environment, where pupils and staff take responsibility for their own learning and work hard to achieve their very best. It is a place where determination to succeed and the confidence to take ‘risks’ are valued; a place that ensures everyone can respond positively to the challenges of the changing learning, work and social environments of the 21st century.