Vision and Principles

Our School Motto

 Challenge.  Achieve.  Aspire for more.

These words were chosen following surveys of our children, staff, parents, carers and governors. 

What we mean by each word is as follows:



Aspire for more

Our vision for our learners

Our vision has been written in close consultation with our children, parents, carers and governors (including a parental survey, a pupil survey, three teacher sessions, a support staff session, a governor session and a whole school assembly).

We are the vibrant beating heart of our community. 

We will achieve as well as or better than children anywhere.

Willowtown Community Primary School is at the heart of our community. The happiness and wellbeing of each child is central to the ethos of the school. Children are encouraged to cooperate with one another, respect diversity and treat each other as equals.

We are a highly motivated and caring team. We are committed to providing opportunities for our young learners to develop into respectful, compassionate citizens, who contribute positively to the wellbeing of others and society.

We aim to deliver a stimulating, exciting and challenging curriculum. Through outstanding and enthusiastic teaching, we will empower children to lead their learning, so that they become motivated and independent.

We want our children to grow in confidence and to develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Our school principles

Our school values have been worked out through extensive consultation with staff, governors, parents/carers and, most importantly, the children of the school who contributed the sentences describing each value and what it means to them. 

Confident Learners

This means we have a go, keep on going, concentrate hard, be brave and love school so that we make ourselves better learners. 

An Engaging Curriculum

This means we help to choose interesting, exciting, enthusiastic things to learn full of trips and visitors, and that we use teamwork to help each other and put our hearts into our learning. 

Challenging Activities

This means we use perseverance to get through frustrating and exciting activities that make us think lots, and that we share activities to get confident and find our way out of the ‘Learning Pit’. 

Fun and Excitement

This means we play with and make new friends, have lots of trips, sports and exercise and that we try experiments in a nice learning environment. 

Child-Led Learning

This means we have the chance to tell the teachers what we want to learn about, ask questions, try things out with experiments, think about different ways of learning and use our School Council and Eco Council to make ourselves heard.