Visions, Values and Ethos

Our visions and 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.

The current building of Stratford upon Avon Primary School was founded in 1883, however the foundations of the school were established in 1815 by Rev Thomas Helmore and the school was known as The British School. The vision and values of the school then are the same now,
'To create a happy place, where children and adults learn and flourish in a creative, rewarding atmosphere and are given as many opportunities & experiences to increase their life chances and careers. '

The school educates young children from ages four to eleven:
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception Class age 4-5)
  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2, ages 5-7)
  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6, ages 7-11)
We are fully committed to the development of every child in partnership with parents, carers and the community.

We are a school that has a proud academic record and is committed to providing an excellent education for all our pupils and we aim to:
  • Provide an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum which stretches children by allowing their imagination to develop
  • Provide a safe, supportive and stimulating atmosphere enabling all children to succeed whatever their background or abilities
  • Develop children creatively, socially, emotionally and spiritually to take pride in their learning
  • Forge strong relationships with parents and the community
  • Encourage children to become independent learners who can think reflectively and co operate and show respect for others as well as for themselves
  • Help our children to face the future with self confidence
  • Know all our children as individuals, who matter

Our school is a learning school and everyone involved with the school is an active learner. We believe in a diverse and rich education that will instil in all of our children a lifelong love of learning. We are ideally placed to take full advantage of the traditions, history and cultural life of the town to enrich our educational provision. We strive to place our school at the heart of the community it serves, a school of which everyone can be proud.
Parent comments: 
  • We really are truly thankful for all your efforts with the children, your team are also wonderful . We are firm believers in the quality of the school. We cannot thank you and team enough for the opportunities you give them. What a day the year 3 class had in London!!! 
  • We just would like to say how wonderful it was to walk around the school for the Poppy Trail! We're blown away with such amazing work the children created! Thank you for the dedicated and caring approach you have towards our children. We are so happy our children have the opportunity to be part of this amazing school. 
  • Please could you pass on our thanks to Mrs Slater and Mrs Beezley (and I think someone else!) for all their hard work preparing Year 3 for the Rocking Romans Play. We thought it was brilliant and so lovely to see children speaking and singing with confidence.
  • It was great to see all the amazing artwork children have produced
  • Tour guides very informative, was lovely to see the children's work
  • A wonderful tour and guide, showed some fantastic Shakespearean works. Beautiful drawings and writing
  • What a wonderful Shakespeare trail!! The guides were helpful and extremely knowledgeable
  • What an amazing Shakespeare trail! Wow! Wow!. So many wonderful talents the children have.
  • Wonderful display. Such carefully thought through work. Very talented students! Super Y6 guides.