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Ethos & Values

Our school 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. 


Mission Statement 

We are a Federation of small, rural schools in the Peak District, rooted in our communities and our environment, aiming to ensure the rounded development of the whole child through: fulfilment of their academic potential, preparing our pupils to be confident, happy citizens, and stimulating and broadening their individual talents.


Our values: 



Celebrating and valuing each child as a unique individual  

Enjoying and achieving together  



Appreciate, respect and value the diverse multicultural nature of our society  

Challenge inequality, going beyond a sense of compassion to a concern for justice  



Aspiring to be the best you can be  

Develop enquiring minds, and the spirit of curiosity and creativity  

Acknowledge that mistakes are part of the learning process and use them as a tool for improvement  



Cherishing community and environment, where we all live together  

Be effective communicators and value views and opinions of others  



Enjoy school and life and be happy and healthy  




This Mission Statement was written in liaison with children, parents, staff and governors.  It will be reviewed annually to ensure the values are always at the core of everything we do.