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School Vision, Ethos and Values

Our inspiration at Bacon Garth is the desire to provide the best possible education, opportunities and environment for all who are part of our school. We aim to ensure that all children are given equal opportunities and equal access to every aspect of the curriculum and all activities at school. We believe that our school should be an inclusive community where all aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence, positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, well-being and caring attitudes towards others. We aim to support a friendly, calm and purposeful school ethos, which offers security and opportunity for personal growth as well as providing an exciting, challenging and inspirational school where children will thrive. We aim to be at the forefront of educational best practice and our children will benefit from our desire to give them access to the latest technological and educational developments. We aim to be a truly ‘Healthy School’ and through this ensure that our children are prepared and equipped to make effective and positive decisions and choices for themselves as they journey through their lives.

The School’s Place in the Community

The School is pleased to foster good links with the Community. We regularly welcome Work Experience students from Cottingham High School and other local schools to come and work with us and we believe this has a positive impact on both the school and the students. Parents are kept informed of events and information about the school through regular newsletters from the Headteacher. We welcome visitors to school from all sections of the community and are always pleased that they enjoy their time with us. The school fosters links with other schools through joint teacher training sessions and “sharing good practice” visits, and continues to develop sporting links between other local schools. The school takes part in a range of community link activities, from carol singing at the hospital and residential homes to distributing harvest gifts in the community

Aims & Ethos

At Bacon Garth we are very proud of the ethos and atmosphere that our staff and children have worked hard to create. The ethos helps to ensure that your child will be happy and valued whilst at our school. The School aims to:


  • develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds with the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks
  • help children make the right choices to keep themselves healthy and safe
  • continuously improve the teaching and learning of basic skills in English and Maths
  • help children understand the multi-cultural nature of society, to respect those with different religions, beliefs and ways of life, and to oppose discrimination against any person or group
  • raise children’s attainment levels and help them to achieve to the best of their ability
  • develop children’s positive attitudes, values and beliefs so that they treat themselves and others with respect
  • encourage children’s self-discipline, independence and self- confidence
  • provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where children are happy and enjoy learning
  • provide a broad, balanced, relevant and enjoyable curriculum which meets the needs of all children
  • promote the spiritual, moral, aesthetic, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils
  • value all kinds of achievement

British Values

The Government states that schools are required to ensure that they promote fundamental British values. It defines the five core values as:


  • Respect for Democracy
  • Respect for the Rule of Law
  • Support for Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and equality of opportunity for all
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


At Bacon Garth, we are proud that our school ethos, culture and environment enable children to develop and grow into caring, tolerant, respectful, thoughtful, independent, open-minded and responsible young people who are prepared and well- equipped to make a positive difference to their community, British society and the wider world. Bacon Garth serves a predominantly white British community, but through our curriculum, our ethos and our provision, we ensure that no group or individual is discriminated against regardless of their faith, sexuality, ethnicity, gender or family and financial status.