Working Principles of the School
The School has adopted various working principles with the aim of protecting the welfare of its students and the integrity of its work. These include:
- All are welcome to sample what the School has to offer through the introductory courses, and to continue further with their studies if interested.
- The intent of the School is that everyone attending, however long or short their stay, will find something of value in the classes.
- The School seeks to deepen the understanding of its students and encourages them to put what they have learned into practice. The aim is to lead a balanced life, be happy and to serve society to the best of our ability.
- Students are asked never to indulge in criticism of others, but to practise tolerance and respect towards fellow students.
- All tutors are also students of philosophy in the School.
- Tutors receive no remuneration for their services.
- The fact that someone is attending courses in the School, or has a position of trust within it, should never be used to secure financial gain.
- Introductory Philosophy is offered for a nominal charge so that as many people as possible may benefit from an introduction to practical philosophy.
- After the Introductory Course, fees are used to enable the School to continue offering its courses to as many people as possible and are kept to a practical minimum. Fees do not cover capital expenditure, which is made possible by donations, loans and legacies from students with the means to contribute in this way
- The School is a registered educational charity, regulated by the Charity Commission in England and Wales.