The school’s historic foundation as a Church of England School (Voluntary Controlled) makes it unique amongst Junior Schools in Heanor. We are aware that this heritage brings with it the responsibility to foster an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and to promote Christian Values through the experience offered to all our pupils. We welcome children of all faiths and none, but we value our ongoing links with the church.

We seek to help all children achieve their full potential across all aspects of their personal development in a secure and happy learning environment, and to grow into informed, responsible and caring members of society, with the ability to think for themselves and take authority for their actions. We plan to achieve this through a curriculum, which is broad, balanced, relevant and manageable, and through the development of good relationships within and around the school, so that everyone feels they have a valued contribution to make.

We are firmly committed to the development of a partnership including the whole school and the wider community. Such a partnership needs to be founded on a genuine investment in people, starting with the children, whose needs are paramount. We wish them to experience success and feel that they are valued and of worth; to be kind and courteous; to work and play sensibly, and to show consideration and respect for others at all times.

Education is a continuing process, which equips children for life. It encompasses the development of appropriate skills, positive attitudes, high standards, respect for people and property, and, crucially, self-esteem.