Birdham CE Primary School

Vision and Values

We believe that the children are the most important people in this school

Our beliefs and values – in fact everything we do – is centered around them. Our aim is to strive to give them the very best education which will help them to:

  • • become happy, independent learners with lively enquiring minds
  • • acquire and use language, numbers and the skills, concepts and knowledge relevant to their lives
  • • develop the ability to question and argue rationally
  • • understand themselves, their physical, emotional and spiritual needs
  • • respect other members of their family, school, the church, the local community and the world around them 
  • • make sense of their environment and compare it with the wider world

The children, staff, parents and governors were all involved in shaping our nine Christian core values that we believe are central to everything that we do in school. The children helped to design our Birdham Charter as below:


Can you spot all our values in the word cloud below?

We fully support the government’s drive to promote fundamental British values, as part of our duty to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.

British values are visible in our school through:

  • Elected representatives to School Council, ECO and e-Safety teams
  • Mock elections held on General election days
  • Children and parents choose what after school clubs they want by voting
Rule of law
  • Children understand the school rules, and follow them
  • The Behaviour Charter being co-constructed with children
  • Visits by our local school Police liaison officer
Individual liberty
  • Assemblies that discuss the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
  • Children being free to choose from the free fruit and veg that we provide
  • Opportunities for children to learn how to be safe when online
Mutual respect
  • Our commitment to FairTrade activities and promotion of sustainability
  • Annual surveys with pupils, staff and parents to help inform school decisions
  • Regularly promoting respect as one of our core school values
 Tolerance of those with different   faiths and beliefs
  • Collective worship which is provided by a wide range of speakers, including those with different faiths
  • International links with schools in other countries with very different cultures


We are also fully committed to the Government’s Prevent Strategy, which is aimed at ensuring all children are kept free from radicalisation and extremist causes. More details of this can be accessed by clicking this link