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Values, Vision and Ethos

Our values, vision and ethos 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.

Dalestorth Values

We would like to introduce the new Dalestorth Values: The 5 Busy Bees.                      

The values have been chosen with suggestions from parents, staff, children and Governors.


The 5 Busy Bees are our Dalestorth Values. Each week, we celebrate those children who have demonstrated the Dalestorth Values through our Praise Assembly.


Be Honest

Be Kind

Be Brave

Be You

Be a Friend

School Vision Statement

Dalestorth Primary School is proud to serve local families and to be at the heart of the community.  We believe in caring relationships which foster the social, emotional and physical well being of our pupils as well as striving for academic success.  Children learn and grow in a warm, secure environment where they are respected and where they learn to respect others.


We believe a child’s time in primary school should be a happy time; learning should be fun and exciting; they should feel they belong and that they are supported as they develop friendships.  We believe in a calm, secure learning environment where children are encouraged to look beyond our neighbourhood to become responsible citizens of the future.


We are committed to developing the skills of our energetic team in order that they become highly effective professionals delivering the best possible education to our pupils.  We seek to develop innovative methods of teaching and learning, taking on board the best of new initiatives and using all resources available to support us.


We will share the pride we have in our school with others and promote our achievements.  We take pride that our children take on boards our ‘message’ and continue to excel as they move to other educational settings or into the world of employment.


School Aims

  • To be a forward looking innovative school with a commitment to continuous school improvement.
  • To promote high academic standards through a creative and enriched curriculum promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • To provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment where children become self disciplined and self confident.
  • To encourage pupils to act responsibly, display initiative, be considerate and respect themselves and others.
  • To develop strong links between home, school, the local community and beyond and use them to the advantage of all.
  • To ensure pupils are helped to appreciate and understand the world we live in and become responsible global citizens.
  • To foster a spirit of  ‘Life Long Learning’ in our pupils.