The aims of the school are to help children to develop:
- Lively, enquiring minds and a love of learning; the ability to question, to argue rationally and to think for themselves;
- The ability to work hard and to succeed at tasks: to work independently and with other people;
- A sense of self‑respect, self‑confidence and self‑reliance: an awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of others;
- The knowledge, skills and practical abilities they will need throughout their lives, at work and play, in a fast moving world;
- A reasoned set of personal attitudes, values and beliefs, an understanding of the world and their place in it: a respect for the religious and moral values of others.
With these general aims in mind it is our intention that most children, when they transfer to secondary school, will be independent and confident learners able to:
- Read fluently and accurately, with understanding, discrimination and enjoyment;
- Speak and write clearly and confidently;
- Write legibly and neatly, with good standards of spelling, punctuation and grammar;
- Use mathematical skills and ideas in everyday situations;
- Know where to look for information and how to record findings, understand how technology can be used;
- Work independently or in a team to find things out, interpret and solve problems, use a range of creative arts and crafts as a means of expression;
- Possess enough skill, strength, endurance and mobility to take part confidently in a range of physical activities;
- Show an awareness of local geographical, historical and social influences and of different times, places and cultures.