Vision and Values

We aim to promote high standards for pupils’ achievement and behaviour by encouraging each child to do their best at work and play, to behave with consideration and respect for others and to take pride in themselves and in the school. Our vision statement is ‘AIM for Excellence’ and this is underpinned by our three core values of being Aspirational, Inquisitive and Mindful. You can find out more about this under our curriculum sections.


We aim to create a stimulating, attractive and safe environment where children feel valued and secure to develop and grow socially, intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.


At Thorpe Primary School, we have high expectations of children’s behaviour at all times. We work with staff, pupils, parents and trustees to create an environment where bullying and discrimination are not tolerated.

School rules are kept to a minimum and worded positively to promote responsible behaviour. Behavioural expectations by staff and pupils are displayed in classrooms, and we ask for your support in encouraging your child to adhere to these expectations both within school and within the community.

All classes follow the Behaviour Blueprint of rewards and sanctions, which acknowledges those children who are consistently well behaved.

When your child starts school, you will be asked to sign a Home/School Agreement, which will confirm your support of our expectations and what you can expect from school.


Good communication is essential between home and school if we are to cater for the needs of children effectively. Teachers are available at the start and the end of each day so that information can be passed between teacher and parent. When there is the need to discuss issues at greater length, then appointments can be made to see the teacher at a mutually convenient time. Appointments with the school SENDCO, Pastoral Lead, Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher can also be arranged at a time that suits all involved.

A newsletter is sent home each week, which includes important news, key diary dates and celebrates pupil and school achievements.

Other information is displayed on noticeboards in the playground and is on our website. Information is also communicated through e-mail and text using our parent mail system.

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