Vision and Values

Our Vision:

We aim to empower everyone to be the best that they can be, optimising their future success, well-being and contribution to their community and society.

NMS Values – The 5R’s

At NMS we believe in doing things the right way; starting and ending the day with the right attitude, the right ambitions and ultimately, achieving the right results. The school’s role is to maximise students' achievement and well-being along this journey, to help them succeed and thrive in the future; long after they have left. To do this we champion five core values, which are at the heart of how we think, interact and behave throughout the school.


  • For the truth; with honesty and integrity.
  • For others; by demonstrating compassion, generosity and empathy when confronted with difference or need – and by valuing and celebrating diversity.
  • For the team; through collaboration, consideration and recognition of leadership, expertise and experience.


  • Demonstrate self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses, using growth mind-set approaches to change for the better.
  • Have self-belief in long-term aspirations and recognition of the sacrifices required to achieve these.
  • Offer curiosity and thoughtfulness; seeking out new knowledge and weaving it into our understanding of a complex world.


  • Show motivation and determination in the face of adversity or when ‘playing the long game’.
  • Recognise the importance of a strong work-ethic; that endeavour is necessary to achievement and sometimes gratification needs to be deferred.
  • Understand that optimism can be cultivated and is fundamental to success


  • Demonstrate self-reliance and independence.
  • Proactively seek solutions to problems, answers to questions and not passively accept barriers to progress.
  • Be flexible in approaches, know the value of leadership, collaboration and co-operation.


  • Organise ourselves and be steadfast and reliable.
  • Communicate skilfully and sensitively so we understand others’ viewpoints and can represent our own effectively.
  • Ask first what we could change about ourselves rather than place blame on others.