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Vision, Ethos and Values





Our Vision


“A school community, where all are inspired to achieve. Together we believe, persevere and succeed.”


Buckingham Primary School was awarded a “Good” judgement by Ofsted in October 2015 in all categories. We will strive for continuous improvements against our Ofsted development targets and aim to be rated “Outstanding” within the following five years.

Our Mission Statement


Buckingham Primary School encourages belief by:


  • Providing children with the very best education to ensure that each child develops a lasting love of learning and sense of curiosity in the world around them.
  • Providing a welcoming, safe, happy school where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.
  • Being a partner in the education of our pupils and being committed to working in partnership with our parents/carers and wider community.
  • Fostering a welcoming, safe, organised environment where all children, families and all other members of our school community are treated with tolerance, kindness and respect.


Buckingham Primary School encourages perseverance by:


  • Building upon individual strengths and talents.
  • Developing children’s self-respect and pride in themselves so that both achievement and perseverance are recognised and celebrated.
  • Valuing independence, developing a deeper level of learning and providing a curriculum which enables our pupils to become active citizens of the future.
  • Striving to be an integral part of our local community by building and joining communities locally and beyond.


Buckingham Primary School enables everyone to succeed by:


  • Delivering excellent education by providing a stimulating, rich and relevant curriculum which balances the rigorous teaching of core skills and knowledge with creative and imaginative opportunities.
  • Instilling a love of learning inspired by quality teaching.
  • Becoming a centre for excellent teachers, where quality leadership is extended to professionals in other schools and where the staff are committed to their own learning journey and the sharing of quality practice.
  • Ensuring that every member of staff (teaching, support and administrative) is fully aware of their role in contributing to the continuing improvements in the performance of the school and to be committed to contributing personally to those improvements.




Our School Aims


1. Pupils’ Progress - achievement and standards

We will ensure that the school:

  • Always strives for the highest standards of achievement
  • Teaches all lessons to a good or better standard
  • Places a clear emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics
  • Prepares children for the next stage of their education
  • Challenges and motivates our children to achieve


2. Pupils’ personal development and well being

We will ensure that the children:

  • Feel happy and safe in school
  • Display high standards of behaviour
  • Develop independence in their learning
  • Promote respect for themselves, others and the environment
  • Develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity


3. Resource Management - quality of provision

We will ensure that the school:

  • Achieves value for money in use of funds to achieve its aims
  • Makes the most of the local environment in children’s learning
  • Becomes a recognised school for excellent teachers
  • Provides support and training for other professionals


4. Leadership & Management

We will ensure that the school:

  • Is recognised for excellence in leadership and management
  • Creates leaders at all levels
  • Communicates effectively with all stakeholders
  • Embraces technology to equip our children with skills for their future
  • Encourages staff to be committed to their own learning journey and the sharing of quality practice


5. Overall Effectiveness

We will ensure that the school:

  • Upholds a strong belief in nurturing every child
  • Places a strong emphasis on the fostering of resilience
  • Endeavours to create mature life-long learners
  • Provides memorable and enjoyable learning experiences
  • Encourages children, staff, parents/carers and the local community to work together as a team