Personal development and well-being
The school's philosophy that 'pupils do better when excited and engaged, when there is joy in what they are doing' is applied from the very start. A strong emphasis on children's personal, social and emotional development in the Foundation Stage helps them to form very good relationships and a positive attitude to their learning. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils get on very well together and are extremely well behaved in lessons. All are keen to do their best to please their teachers. Pupils care for one another and for the menagerie of hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and the vast number of stick insects as well as fish. Pupils rush excitedly to the runs and cages with their parents each day. The school council is run exceptionally well by the pupils themselves. They are proud of their significant contribution to school development, the latest being to suggest ideas to improve the grassed areas. All pupils show a superb awareness of the need for healthy eating and exercise. The school is very much a part of the local community and excellent links have been established with other schools and organisations.