Aims and Ethos


Dream together, Believe together, Achieve together

We believe school should be an enjoyable and memorable learning experience and it is our intention to develop a thirst for knowledge and a love of life long learning in every child and adult we welcome into our school community . In our ever changing world we put great emphasis on children understanding themselves as learners and our curriculum and our teaching and learning is designed to encourage the growth of these attributes. Linked to this is the idea that children should know how well they are doing and what they can do to improve. Consequently, assessment for learning  is prominent, with pupils frequently evaluating their own and partners work and teachers encouraging pupils to persist in doing and being the best they can .

Our vibrant curriculum, including after school activities, visits, residentials and visitors to school, is something we believe creates a wealth of real life learning. We celebrate personal achievements in and beyond school in special assemblies each half term rewarding effort, attitude, personal and community citizenship. Visitors often remark on the good behaviour and friendly atmosphere that exists in school. We are a school that believes in developing good relationships within and beyond the school community. We value the contributions everyone makes to school life, placing value on the wellbeing of all individuals.

Our Language Base (LB) pupils are increasingly integrated into mainstream classes (with appropriate support). This adds a significant dimension to our ethos: pupils learn to accept others for who they are and not what they can or cannot do well. Our new Learning Mentor supports pupils and families pastorally during periods of need and signposts to other support agencies and professionals .

‘The school is strongly led by a headteacher with high aspirations and expectations for continual improvement of school performance. She is effectively supported by equally ambitious senior leaders and a skilled governing body.’

OFSTED Nov. 2014

We aim to; create an atmosphere of trust and mutual support in which all children can develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and morally as individuals ,members of groups, and as members of the diverse multi-cultural society in which we live.

We aim to; provide our children with experiences they need to develop into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

 ‘They behave well in lessons and around the school, are polite and respectful to adults and show good care and concern for each other.’

OFSTED Nov. 2104

We aim to: equip all children with positive attitudes, key skills , capabilities and knowledge to enable them to enjoy their childhood and serve as a foundation for further development.  We encourage all children to be ‘good learners’, developing their individual talents to the full.

Pupils’ attitudes to learning are enthusiastic and positive in all year groups and in the Early Years Foundation Stage.’

OFSTED Nov. 2104

We aim for all children to leave LHPNS with a sense of achievement and high self esteem.

We aim to: involve as fully as possible all those who have a part to play in our school partnerships to provide a stimulating environment in which effective learning can take place. As a school we will work together in order to achieve the highest standards possible for each individual member of our school.

At Lickey Hills Primary and Nursery School we are totally committed to ensuring that provision is made to maximise learning opportunities for all children and their individual needs.