Values and Ethos

Bede Burn Primary School is a very happy, caring, supportive place to learn and grow. We promote tolerance of others, the mutual respect for beliefs and ideas, and encourage the skill of informed and respectful debate. We provide a broad curriculum and we value creativity and innovation. Energy, passion and praise are found here in abundance, as well as a love of learning.

We encourage a strong sense of collaboration within school, as well as with our families and our global community. We know the importance of contributing to our community as well as appreciating the support from others, including our Governors, parents, grandparents and Bede Burn Buddies group. We offer a wide range of clubs to our pupils, as well as visitor opportunities and other curriculum-enriching activities such as our international links. We have achieved international recognition for our amazing singing efforts and we look forward to continuing this success throughout this year and beyond.

We inspire our pupils to achieve, and have high expectations for all of our children; we aim to instil the belief that we are all capable of anything, with hard work and perseverance. We embrace challenges, safe in the knowledge that mistakes are simply opportunities to improve further.  Our aim is for our children to leave Year 6 with everything they need for success in their bright futures, including a broad academic knowledge, respect for themselves and others, confidence and a host of fond memories.

We strongly believe that by promoting the children’s self confidence, be it in academic, sporting or artistic activities, our pupils will reach their full potential. We are proud of our achievements – our children shine brightly.

We think big – we dream big – and we go for it.