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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Core Values, Ethos and Aims 

Core Values


PERSEVERANCE: to never give up

COURAGE: to take risks in our learning and stand up for what is right

INDEPENDENCE: to think for ourselves

RESPECT: to think and act in a positive way towards ourselves, others and objects

AMBITION: to aim high


Ethos and Aims


At Barnburgh Primary School, children come first. We want every child to ‘shine’.

Our priority therefore is to deliver high quality teaching and learning whilst at the same time providing rich and truly enjoyable learning experiences for all our children.  Everything we do as a school is to ensure that the children achieve their very best and reach their full potential.

At Barnburgh Primary School we will strive to:-

  • Provide a safe, secure, high quality environment that is conducive to all children having the opportunity to reach their full potential;

  • Have regard and respect for the experiences, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to school. 

  • Value the achievements of all children, both in and out of school and provide opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image;

  • Provide a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;

  • Ensure that issues of equal opportunities are considered in all our work;

  • Provide a curriculum based on the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant, progressive and appropriately differentiated;

  • Offer all children equal access to the curriculum and school life in the community where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;

  • Encourage children to become good citizens, by developing caring attitudes and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their community;

  • Recognise that children are constantly developing and ensure that the curriculum offered to them is appropriate to that development;

  • Encourage each individual to take responsibility for his/her behaviour and to act as a good role model to others.