Aims of the School

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The Aim of The School

The aim of the School is to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of your child.

The School is non-denominational but its teaching is based on the Christian ethos.  Your child will study Religious Education unless you choose otherwise.

Overall, the School aims to allow each child to reach his her full potential and to become a responsible member of society.


Other more specific aims for our pupils:

  1. To assist each pupil to be a member of a happy school environment.
  2. To read:
    1. fluently and accurately with understanding.
    2. for personal enjoyment.
  1. To obtain and develop:
    1. the highest possible standards of spelling, syntax, punctuation and usage.
    2. a legible yet individual style of handwriting.
  2. To listen attentively with understanding.
  3. To communicate clearly and confidently in both written and spoken form, in appropriate ways to suit varying occasions and purposes.
  4. To learn how to acquire information from a variety of sources using appropriate reference skills, and to record information and findings in various ways.
  5. To apply computational skills with speed and accuracy.
  6. To promote the ability to use mathematical skills in every day situations.
  7. To promote an understanding of mathematical language.
  8. To encourage an appreciation of patterns, order and relationship.
  9. To introduce and encourage the understanding of basic scientific ideas.
  10. To observe living and inanimate objects and to recognise characteristics such as pattern and order.
  11. To interpret evidence following investigations, to analyse and solve problems.
  12. (a)  To respect other people’s feelings, property and point of view.

(b)  To promote self discipline and an acceptable standard of behaviour.

(c)  To be honest, loyal and truthful.

  1. To provide an environment for spiritual development.
  2. To be aware of the geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and national heritage and to be aware of other times and places.
  3. To provide the opportunity and necessary equipment to use music, drama, movement and art and craft as a means of expression, and to enjoy and appreciate all forms of creative arts.
  4. To develop agility and physical co-ordination, confidence in and through physical activity and the ability to express feeling through movement.
  5. To provide opportunities for physical and recreational development.
  6. To experience body awareness and its capabilities.
  7. To learn to co-operate with others, and therefore, give valuable experience of teamwork.