Granby Primary School

Values and Ethos

During the 2015-2016 school year, we consulted with pupils, parents, staff and governors to clearly express our vision, aims, values, culture and ethos. These are the definitions we have used:

Vision - a plan for the future with imagination and wisdom

Aims - the purpose, intention or desired outcome

Values - the principles or standards of the organisation

Culture - the ideas, customs and behaviour of the organisation

Ethos - the characteristic spirit of the organisation, as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations




Active learners

Nurturing Everyone

Brave enough to try.

You can!


At Granby Primary School, we aim to:

  • support the development of every child intellectually, physically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally
  • offer a creative curriculum which addresses children's specific learning needs
  • provide a safe and caring environment, nurturing children individually and as part of the whole school and wider community
  • promote good manners and positive behaviour through teaching and by example


Our values have been drawn from the ideas from the consultation events:

* Confidence * Co-operation * Enjoyment * Friendship * Fairness * Truth * Respect *


Granby Primary School promotes a growth mindset culture, based on the work of teacher and psychologist, Carol Dweck. She says:

"Growth mindset is where pupils understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence... They believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it:

(Standford University's Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education.

This is summarised in our vision as our belief that... You can!


Our school is characterised by our attitudes and aspirations. Granby is a school where we:

  • instill a love of learning
  • believe in embracing the whole community
  • strive for continual improvement
  • offer children and families a range of experiences
  • work together collaboratively
  • take care of one another's well-being
  • encourage everyone to have a say
  • aspire to great things for everyone

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!