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Draycott and Rodney Stoke CE First School

Aims & Ethos


Mission Statement

Everyone at Draycott & Rodney Stoke First School is committed to creating a caring atmosphere in which each child may reach the highest possible standards in all aspects of their work. It is important for each child to have confidence in him or her self, and we nurture this through positive encouragement and celebration of achievement at all levels.

Learning should be both challenging and enjoyable, and we offer a wide range of activities and opportunities to suit each child. We also place great emphasis on the development of personal and social skills and positive attitudes, so that children learn what it means to be caring and responsible members of the community. This sense of community, and the importance of everyone’s contribution within it, is an essential part of your child’s experience at our school.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

Creating a safe and happy environment where each child can grow academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally.


Our Aims

Draycott & Rodney Stoke First School promotes high achievement and learning for life by working with children to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Christian faith
  • Seek to extend them in mind, body and spirit
  • Develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity
  • Have high self esteem, respecting themselves, others and the environment
  • Develop positive relationships with others
  • Be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Use language and numbers effectively in their everyday lives
  • Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum
  • Be flexible and adaptable for the modern world
  • Promote their own good health and physical well being


Our Ethos

The school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.


We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality, so we strive to create:

  • Learning partnerships between school, home, church, and community
  • An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
  • A broad and challenging curriculum
  • Imaginative teaching in a stimulating and organised learning environment
  • A rich and varied range of learning resources including up-to-date information technology
  • An enriching programme of extra curricular activities and visits