Vision and values

Parents describe a ‘warm and welcoming atmosphere’ which promotes a strong sense of belonging.

SIAMS 2018


Point your kids in the right direction— when they're old they won't be lost. Proverbs 22:6 The Message

We believe that children learn best when they feel happy, motivated, engaged and encouraged. We aim to do this by designing an innovative and inspirational curriculum based on practical learning; planning enriching and challenging experiences and providing outstanding lessons.

Waberthwaite Church of England School welcomes and respects every child's individuality through inspired teaching which raises aspirations. We aim to build confidence by fostering trusting relationships throughout our community.

Show endurance and friendship.

Be compassionate and kind.


As a Church of England school we teach, encourage and reward the Christian Values of:

Hope, Compassion, Trust, Kindness, Koinonia, Love, Friendship, Wisdom, Endurance, Peace


The purpose of the Governors and staff, with the support of parents, is to ensure that our community is a place where everyone will experience warmth and security within a challenging and stimulating environment. Together we aim to:

  • provide a broad, balanced curriculum where rich learning experiences are used to encourage high achievements and promote excellence for all.

  • provide a safe environment where children can develop a healthy lifestyle and learn to stay safe.

  • develop and extend positive learning partnerships between home, school and the wider community.

  • provide high quality teaching in all aspects of learning; making learning fun and giving our children the confidence to succeed.

  • have high expectations for achievement for all pupils enabling positive attitudes to work; developing enquiring minds and becoming life-long learners.

  • providing equality of opportunity for all.

  • creating a welcoming and caring learning environment to enable both children and staff to feel valued and respected.

Each individual will be encouraged:

  • to develop and maximise individual learning potential;

  • through tolerance and respect, to care for and value themselves, others and their surroundings;

  • to foster self-esteem in order to cope with success and failure.

All members of the school community including pupils, parents, staff, governors and members of our local community are able to nominate children to receive the Good To Be Green citizenship award for displaying one of the Christian values through an action or attitude in daily life. This is awarded in the school celebration assembly every Friday.

In recent parental survey the values which the school community felt were most apparent within our school are friendship, endurance, compassion and kindness.