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Vision and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.




At Athelstan Primary School, our children are at the very heart of everything we do.


We strive to create a culture and environment which inspires everyone to be the very best that they can be. We are proud to be a part of a richly diverse school community and celebrate and respect our differences.  Children are encouraged to be kind to one another and are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude.  We want all of our pupils to achieve their full potential, whatever their background, and to go on to become confident and well-rounded citizens, who can contribute positively to society.   


Our curriculum encourages active participation and collaboration from our pupils, by exposing them to a broad range of subjects, taught by teachers who are inspirational, passionate and enthusiastic about life-long learning.  We value perseverance and resilience, and encourage our children to welcome challenge and learn from their mistakes.   We want our pupils to take ownershipof and responsibility for their learning, so that they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions and respond to quality feedback.  We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment and to develop deep understanding and a thirst for knowledge.


We take pride in developing high quality teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children exceptionally well.  Staff are encouraged to think about their own support and training needs and this leads to careers with clear progression. We ensure that there are lots of opportunities for high quality training and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.


We provide extensive opportunities for extra-curricular activities to enable our children to enhance their existing skills and interests, whilst giving them new experiences and encouraging competition and good sportsmanship.   Pupils are regularly encouraged to think about the importance of leading active and healthy lifestyles and the school endeavours to facilitate this.


We value the important relationship with parents and carers and aim to provide open and honest communication.  Parents and carers understand how important it is for them to work with us to support and encourage their children throughout their learning journey.  We actively seek to engage with all members of our community in a positive and supportive manner.


We promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where all pupils are always courteous. Our pupils are taught right from wrong and we promote high standards of behaviour at all times.  Safeguarding and welfare is extremely important to us at Athelstan.  We all want to make our school a place to be proud of, with children who will leave us as responsible, independent learners with a lifelong love for learning.




We want our school to be:


  • A place where learning is fun and meaningful, and achievement is high.

  • A safe and happy place, where everyone is valued and respected. 

  • Where everyone has gifts and abilities with the opportunity to shine.

  • A stimulating, welcoming and attractive learning environment, of which we are proud.