Ethos & Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We work together to provide high quality education that develops all children as lifelong learners and good citizens whilst equipping them for life in the wider world.

“I am still learning”


School Ethos

Copthorne Primary is a caring, friendly school which welcomes children and their families of all faiths and cultures. We recognise that every child is special and has individual needs. Our dedicated staff team works together with parents, governors and the community to ensure that each child develops the skills and knowledge to achieve, believing that there are no limits to what our children can learn. We believe that every child has a right to the very best possible learning experiences and that everyone can succeed. Our ethos is one of no excuses, high expectations and hard work resulting in the provision of learning experiences and opportunities which challenge, support and meet the academic, personal, social and spiritual needs of every child.


Our Values

We are committed to achieving and strive for the highest possible standards.

We know and value every child and look for the best in them.

We provide a welcoming, safe, happy and stimulating environment conducive to the best possible learning outcomes

We provide high quality teaching based on the high expectations of the whole school and wider community

We value and promote independent learning

We value and involve families and the community in our children’s learning and in the life of the school

We ensure that our school has an atmosphere of openness, providing clear and easy channels of communication

We value and respect every member of the school.

We have the highest expectations of every member of our school community and encourage everyone to:

  • take responsibility for themselves and their learning
  • make a contribution to the success of the school
  • reach for the stars

The school will be at the heart of the local community

“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.”   John Lubbock