Tower College’s ‘Mission Statement’ is borne out of the aims for the school that our co-founders, Charles and Muriel Oxley, set down in 1948.
Charles and Muriel Oxley were insistent that excellent behaviour, smart dress and thinking of others before oneself were the cornerstones of a successful school and essential if pupils were to grow into being responsible and upstanding members of society. They knew that if staff paid attention to the smaller indiscretions, then the greater misdemeanours would never happen. Some considered them extreme in their zero-tolerance attitude towards bullying, telling lies, stealing, vandalism and swearing. But, those at Tower College knew that this was the perfect platform on which to build a school.
Charles and Muriel also laid special emphasis on the spiritual aspect of the Christian education provided. They were astute enough not to affiliate the school to any denomination, and to invite pupils of all faiths or none on the understanding that they would participate in Morning Assemblies and Religious Studies lessons. Pupils were expected to show tolerance and respect for each other’s faiths, and kindness and courtesy in all aspects of school life.