In order to achieve this Eton:
a) is committed to establishing a supportive and safe environment for its boys, its staff and the wider school community; this is the foundation of the trusting relationships formed between boys and adults, which is a particular feature of Eton life.
b) has a competitive school culture in which boys are encouraged to pursue excellence in all its differing forms, to develop their strengths and to seek out new challenges. This often helps to drive personal and collective achievement, with the process being valued as much as the outcome.
c) is more devolved and less centralised than many institutions. This deliberately gives greater autonomy to adults and to boys, who accept that with that autonomy comes responsibility and accountability. Rigorous planning and attention to detail are central to the school’s sustained success.
Eton is proud of its history and heritage and honours many of its traditions; but the school has always had a dynamic relationship with its past and it is in balancing the old with the new that it finds inspiration for change in the future.