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Inspiring Active Learning and Exceeding Expectations



Back in 2013, we set a vision which was summed up by our aim:

To Inspire Active Learning and Exceed Expectations.

By the time we reached 2017, we were able to look back at the whole of the vision which included; the school focusing on adult development and improving our practice by working closely together and using research so we could give our children active and personalised learning opportunities in order for them to exceed the national rates of progress and attainment.  Guess what?  We did it.  We achieved everything we set out to do back then and so our school motto is now: Inspiring Active Learning and Exceeding Expectations.


I'll bet you're wondering, now that we've achieved all of that, what on earth could we be working on next?  Well, it starts with what we believe...


We believe:


That our school is a central point in our community and our children should be prepared to become valuable, contributing members of that community.  We work to the principle that no one knows what anybody's full potential is and so we aim to just keep reaching higher and higher for everyone.

We know that everyone is an individual and so we base everything we do on learning about individuals (children and adults), what they like, what they dislike, what they know and what they need to learn, and we try to provide them with exactly that.

We know that learning should be engaging and fun and while we know that challenging learning is not always comfortable, it is always supported in a way which grows our skills and confidence.


These beliefs are incorporated into our new vision and aims which were put together by our children, parents, staff and governors.  Turn to our VISION page to find out more.