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School 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.



‘Succeeding Together’




Our mission is to create a happy, secure environment in which children will thrive and develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically; a place where learning is central to everything and learning is exciting and challenging. The all-round development of children is essential as we strive for the growth of creative, enquiring minds for success in school and beyond.




Children who are:

  • Enthusiastic and have an enduring love of learning
  • Confident and independent thinkers and learners
  • Resilient, determined and always ready to have a go
  • Self-aware and reflective learners
  • Forever inquisitive and curious
  • Both individual and unique, yet good collaborators and team players


Children who have:

  • Challenging, enquiring minds to question the world around them
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and positive approach to learning
  • self-belief and self-esteem
  • High aspirations and a desire for learning and self-improvement
  • A sense of belonging and community


Children who can:

  • Develop positive relationships with peers and adults
  • Make a positive contribution to society
  • Show awareness of how their actions affect others and their environment
  • Celebrate their own success and the success of others
  • Learn and achieve beyond expectations
  • Express themselves with confidence
  • Make their own good choices in different situations
  • Apply learning and engage in a range of circumstances


Children who demonstrate the fundamental values of:

  • Respect
  • Tolerance
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Reliability
  • Open-mindedness
  • Motivation
  • Positivity
  • Creativity
  • Adventurous
  • Self-responsibility


Oakham Primary School - Promoting British Values

The Department for Education introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools. The government have defined British Values as:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect 
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.


At Oakham Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We value the ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate and explore these alongside other cultures in our country.

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.


We believe that the school values highlighted above, enable our children to develop into reflective, empathetic and well-rounded citizens who will make a positive contribution to modern society.