Mission and Vision - Ratcliffe College

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Purpose of our College:

With Christ at the centre of our learning we:

  • help young people to achieve their greatest potential;
  • guide their intellectual growth, nurture their God-given talents, and inspire them to live in service to others;
  • aim to develop honest, confident, responsible and compassionate members of society, based on the educational values of Blessed Antonio Rosmini.

Our core Rosminian values:

1. Legis Plenitudo Charitas: Love is the Fulfilment of the Law.

Our community recognises each individual as a unique part of God’s creation, nurtures in each a sense of dignity and self-worth, and fosters supportive and caring relationships.

2. Rosminian Education pursues the perfection of both human nature and the human person.

Our students’ intellect and talents are formed by a broad and balanced curriculum, responsive to and supportive of students’ needs and aspirations. Our students’ moral integrity is developed through the teaching, celebration and the living of Christian faith.

3. Intellectual integrity leads us to the Truth.

God is the source of all truth. Our staff are encouraged to foster intellectual curiosity, honesty and achievement in their students and within themselves.


Our Vision

Here at Ratcliffe College, the notion of encouraging big ideas is something that goes right back to our Rosminian heritage also, and it sits firmly at the heart of our school today.

Ratcliffe is a place where you’re never on your own, someone has always got your back, we believe in bringing people together and supporting their ambitions.

We believe that when you encourage a young person to think big, you encourage them to be their very best; both inside and outside of the classroom.

Strategic Development Plan

Ratcliffe College aspires to be a leading Catholic independent day and boarding school which is financially secure. Consequently, this is an appropriately ambitious 3-year rolling strategic development plan that communicates a strong and deliverable ‘vision’ for a progressive, creative, caring, environmentally sustainable and internationally minded School for children and young people aged 3-18. Most importantly, it is underpinned by our proud Catholic heritage with its distinctive Rosminian charism, together with an unwavering commitment to ensuring that young people fulfil their potential.