Catchgate Primary School

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Values & Ethos

Learning, Understanding and Achieving Together

At Catchgate Primary School we believe all children are entitled to develop to their fullest potential enabling each one to grow in confidence, knowledge and understanding.

We provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes self-esteem, respect to self and others, co-operation and introduces a range of life skills for participation in the wider community.

We work in partnership with parents and the community to ensure children’s development and learning are achieved together. 

We aim to achieve our mission statement by:-


  • Providing a happy, stimulating, secure and safe environment which will give all the children an equal opportunity to develop their abilities and personalities as fully as possible.
  • Striving to raise achievement, setting high standards in learning and teaching, encouraging good behaviour and helping children progress continuously towards achieving their potential in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Creating an atmosphere where pupils, parents, governors and staff can effectively work together to enhance the education provided for our children.
  • Giving children opportunities to develop independence and the responsible attitudes that will enable them to become tolerant, active and caring citizens contributing positively to the local, national and global community.


Catchgate Primary school seeks to ensure that no member of the school community, or any person through their contact with school, receives less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. This covers race, colour, gender, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, marital status, responsibility for children or other dependants, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, trade union or political activities, socio-economic background, where the person lives or spent convictions. 

Our Values

  • Respectful: We treat others as we would want to be treated; with courtesy and consideration at all times.

  • Ambitious: We are tenacious in the pursuit of high aspirations for ourselves and for the achievement of our students.

  • Collaborative: We work together as one team towards shared goals. We support our colleagues and value other partners.

  • Inclusive: We celebrate diversity and do our best to include everyone in a meaningful and thoughtful manner.

  • Resilient: We have a confident, positive attitude to overcoming adversity. We engage in reflective conversations and adapt well to change.

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