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Aims & Ethos

Lakes Primary School Vision

At Lakes Primary School, we aim to provide a positive learning experience for every individual, which ensures that everyone achieves beyond their ambition. We take pride in the fact that we have a safe, enjoyable, respectful learning environment, which promotes self-belief, confidence and resilience – because everyone in our school community matters.

School Aims

  • A school community where everyone feels included, valued and respected regardless of race, nationality, gender or ability
  • A place with a happy, calm and safe atmosphere where everyone enjoys learning and working together
  • A school community which has learning and teaching at the heart of everything that it does
  • An ethos which celebrates achievement and recognises success
  • A place which has consistently high expectations for all and where academic achievement is not the only measure of success
  • A school community where the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole community is promoted and protected

Outcomes for All:

  • Everyone is confident and highly motivated with a good self-image and is fully involved in the life of the school
  • We think positively and say, “I can…”
  • We behave well and tolerate, care and support each other but we are also independent and can think for ourselves
  • We are open minded, have a love of learning and show initiative
  • We take part in activities outside of school in order to further develop our own skills and interests

Our ethos will value everyone as individuals, raising self-esteem whenever we can and creating a positive atmosphere through our interactions with the whole school community.

Our curriculum will be broad, balanced and creative with many opportunities for first-hand experiences: we will endeavour to teach the children life-skills to equip them for tomorrow’s world. Teaching will take account of different learning styles and all abilities. We will value the development of the whole child through the arts, and subjects such as PSCHE, striving to continuously be a physically, mentally and emotionally healthy school. We will be proactive in promoting and protecting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of everyone in our school community.

Our expectations will be high and we will provide challenge and support for all of our learners.

Our environment will be attractive, calm, ordered, safe and stimulating. It will celebrate the achievements of all and will stimulate and support teaching and learning. It will look bright, colourful and make a positive impact.

We will develop positive and supportive relationships with parents and the wider community, encouraging and valuing their contribution and commitment to achieving our aims. As part of this, parents, pupils and staff are encouraged to talk openly about emotional wellbeing and mental health. We will all support each other and work for the positive development of our school community.

School Vision Document


In the News

Red Nose Day 2021

On Friday 19th March, we are inviting children to come to school wearing non-uniform and crazy hair … the crazier the better … along with a £1 donation! All money…

11th March 2021


Lakes Pupils are Winners!

Pupils, present and in our recent past, have been celebrating a number of fabulous achievements in recent weeks. It started with year 5 pupil, Alisha, winning the Northern Echo 500…

2nd December 2020


Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Click the link below to read about our October Healthy Schools Challenge. Entries for the challenge will close on 2 November 2020 and photos can be sent to office@lakesprimary.co.uk Autumn…

21st October 2020



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Wider Opening of Schools - 8th March 2021

We look forward to welcoming all pupils back into school from Monday 8th March.  Please return to your usual external classroom doors as before.

In order to continue to keep everyone safe, we require ALL PARENTS / CARERS to wear face coverings when on school site.  If you are not wearing a face covering you will be asked to wear one.  This is to ensure we work together to continue the journey out of lockdown to brighter times for everyone.