Values & Ethos

In developing a school which reflects the beliefs and values of the local community as well as the ever-growing global community of our future, everybody involved with the school, not least the pupils, have a voice which they are actively encouraged to share. Strong and effective relationships and communication remain central to the success of our school.

We strive to create a welcoming, safe place where all children, staff and visitors are valued and respected. We encourage a sense of purpose and a positive approach to learning where everyone works together with enthusiasm and confidence. We aim to nurture academic, personal, spiritual, moral and social characteristics and skills in a caring and challenging environment so that all achieve their full potential.

These values underpin our beliefs in how to achieve the highest academic success and a way of being that is inclusive, relevant and beneficial for all members of the school community.

‘This school is a safe, educating, welcoming, accepting and all round brilliant school.’

Quotes from pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a kind and respectful school with trusted people to talk to. Everyone gets along with each other because of the values about respect, responsibility and resilience.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘There are loads of things to do here, it’s fun in lessons and loads of other people to make friends with.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘All staff greet with a smile and are approachable and always there to listen.’

Quotes from parents

‘I’ve really valued the amount of respect I’ve been shown. I know that I’m never alone. I can talk to anyone.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The staff are kind, even when they’re tired, they keep going because we are resilient!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The best thing about Gilberdyke is that we accept everyone for who they are – that’s the thing I’ll miss most.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I’m going to miss having fun lessons. Gilberdyke has taught me simple manners and respect and how much that is needed and necessary in life.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is about respect and responsibility. I’ve learnt a LOT about that whilst I’ve been here and we need to. We try our hardest in everything and never give up!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Children are given the confidence to grow and learn.’

Quotes from parents

‘Responsibility is key to having a good career, this school has taught me that.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘This school is an environment where everyone has a voice.’

Quotes from pupils

‘The children are happy because of the amount of effort teachers put into wellbeing.’

Quotes from parents

‘The values the school has shine through the students.’

Quotes from parents

‘I came from another school and I’ve met loads of new friends. This school is about friendship, respect and we always follow the expectations, it works well.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘It is a welcoming school that puts children first.’

Quotes from parents

‘Gilberdyke is a place where everyone feels welcome because we are respectful of each other and friendly.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils