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Poppleton Ousebank Primary School Poppleton Ousebank Primary School
Tel: 01904 795930

Our Vision and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do, enabling pupils to grow as confident learners and happy citizens.

Our Vision

Our vision is to deliver a world-class curriculum in a safe and inclusive learning environment, encouraging children of all abilities to question, be curious and aspire to be amazing.



 Imagine a stimulating place ringing with the sound of children’s laughter.

See confident, reflective and playful learners, filled with their own sense of purpose and self-belief.

Listen in, as they discuss the challenge of new experiences, pose questions and solve problems.

Admire the high levels of academic, sporting and artistic achievement, as everyone strives to be the best that they can be.

Marvel at the use of technology as children explore the possibilities

See how learning extends beyond the school gates, to embrace the outdoors and wider community.

Enjoy the security and the harmony of a group of people who nurture and care for each other.

Sense their respect for people from different backgrounds and cultures, for society and the natural world.


Sense everyone’s pride in themselves, each other and their school.

This is our school - a place where we ‘Capture the imagination of young minds’.

A place where everyone shines with possibility.

Our values


Our values began as a short list of four, but soon grew as children identified other values that they felt were important to encourage in school. We now have nine and we refer to them as 'The 9Rs'. They are an integral part of our 'C.L.I.M.B. Learning' (Character Lies in My Behaviour) and underpin what we call 'Poppleton Pride'. They are:


  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resourcefulness and Readiness
  • Resilience and Risk-taking
  • Reflection
  • Reverence
  • Reciprocity

Equality Objectives

Our equality objectives are:

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities.

School Motto

“Capturing the Imagination of Young Minds”

School Awards