Past present future
The Green School Trust has been providing a high quality education in Isleworth since 1796 when the first Sunday school, whose object was to provide places for the children of the poor became, after many changes, the Green School for Girls as we know it today. In September 2017 the Trust opened The Green School for Boys in order to provide a Church of England multi - faith school in the London Borough of Hounslow for equal benefit to boys. Each trust school has its own distinct character, serving the educational needs of its students whilst being aligned to the ethos, vision and values of the Trust. In recent years the trust has continued to develop, expanding its sixth form to provide post sixteen education to its trust schools, working as a delivery partner for Best Practice Network and working in collaboration with local primary schools. We hope to continue to grow, develop and learn from others as we enable our students and staff to flourish and serve our wider community.
Servite cum Laetitia"
Rejoice in the Lord and
Serve with gladness
Our Christian foundation was borne out of service to the poor and supports the Church of England’s vision for education “deeply christian, serving the common good” with the promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Our ethos seeks to articulate this for our school communities which are fully comprehensive and diverse, filled with students of different faiths or no faith and from many ethnicities, socio -economic backgrounds, identities and heritages. In line with the Church of England we believe that “The worth of each student impels us to work to fulfil their God-given potential, whatever the religious or other tradition with which they or their family identify, and with special consideration given to those who are disadvantaged”. Our SERVICE values build on our christian foundation underpinned by our historic latin motto “Jubilate Deo, Servite cum laetitia” which translates as "Rejoice in the Lord and Serve with gladness" (Psalm 100 v2).
We also draw on Philippians 4: 4 - 8 which was written by the apostle Paul to thank the philippians for their service. Paul exhorts them not to be anxious, to pray, to know that God cares about their hearts and minds and to focus on excellence.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.