Ethos and Values
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Headteacher: Mr R Fordham | Deputy Headteacher: Miss F Byrne
Assistant Headteachers: Mrs N Broderick and Mrs T Willis

Hitchin Road, Luton. LU2 7UG | Tel: 01582 611035

Preparing your children for life in modern Britain.


The school community worked together again in January to reflect on its values and ethos and the same ideas were referred to time and again by many of us. Those that are especially important to us are:



Our 'Values' at Stopsley Community Primary School are at the HEART of all we do and drive our vision forward.  Our key values are:

Hope to instill an optimistic attitude, expecting good and positive outcomes with inner confidence.
Enjoy learning and developing safely and well.
Achieve success and build resilience and perseverance.
Responsibility for our own actions, property and encourage good choices showing respect.
Togetherness working well alongside others, developing positive friendships and proud of each other's achievements.



 These values underpin our vision for our school:

  • High standards are achieved in everything we do because barriers to success are removed; we become more than we were before.
  • We work together and communicate as a whole school team to provide a safe environment where children are confident to share ideas and support each other's learning.
  • No child is invisible.
  • The wellbeing of all supports pupil achievement and everyone feels valued, heard and appreciated.
  • All stakeholders are involved in the life of the school.
  • Trust underpins strong relationships based on mutual respect, listening and accountability.
  • Responsibility for achievement is shared, leadership happens as all levels and everyone provides and receives support and challenge.
  • All we do is driven by our desire to ensure that we receive and celebrate daily experiences of success.
  • A calm yet vibrant atmosphere prevails that is focused on everyone learning and achieving
  • A warm welcome awaits everyone and parents are encouraged, valued and welcomed into our school



At Stopsley Community Primary School we promote 'British Values' through our spirital, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school's curriculum and supports the development of the 'whole child'. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and they provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.

'British Values' have been identified as:


The ability to communicate is the most important area of learning.  At Stopsley Community Primary School we ensure that pupils are given a 'voice' to communicate.  We empower our pupils by giving them the opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important.  By valuing each 'voice' and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty.

Rule of Law:

We involve pupils in setting codes of behaviour; helping pupils to make decisions and choices that are acceptable to the school community and society at large.  Pupils are helped to learn to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions.  Staff are committed to providing a consistent and predictable environment within the school and beyond.  We help pupils to understand the connection between actions and consequences.  This type of environment enables pupils to feel safe and secure; this in turn, promotes optimum conditions for learning to take place.

Individual Liberty:

Pupils at Stopsley Community Primary School are encouraged to become good and valued citizens.  We do this by supporting each pupil to become as independant as possible.  We endeavour to demonstrate that everyone has rights.  Some pupils will be able to take responsibility for particular roles and to understand that with certain rights comes a level of responsibility.  Learning to do things independently is an important part of learning to understand yourself.  We support others by participating in charitable events and we work to create a caring environment which nutures healthy self-esteem.

Mutual Respect:

We promote each pupil's inclusion in a range of activities, settings and locations.  It is important to facilitate opportunities for Stopsley Community Primary School to be part of the community as the pupils, families and staff have much to offer in the development of community cohesion.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

Stopsley Community Primary School serves a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally with regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.  Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum.