Values & Ethos

Values & Ethos

At Oswald Road, our vision is for children to leave our school as young people who are:

(click on the links below to read pupil voice on our visioning words)

For this to happen, our vision for the classroom, school and wider community is:


Our well-resourced classrooms are a balance of consistency and individuality, where there are many opportunities to develop independence and learning outdoors. They are a place where children feel valued and nurtured, where not knowing is learning and where risk-taking and mistake-making are celebrated. There is a culture where learning extends beyond the classroom and embraces the 21st century.


We ensure consistent communication between all members of the school community. Our Key Stages are integrated and have opportunities to link up through the use of team teaching and enrichment projects. There is a wide range of creative opportunities throughout school and a variety of clubs for the children to access. Well-organised lunchtimes and playtimes are purposeful and engaging for both children and staff, with opportunities for both active play and calm space. All new members of staff are given clear guidance and support in order to accelerate children’s learning and all areas of school are cared for collectively. Creativity, risk-taking and independence are fostered within our caring, inclusive and well-resourced environment.


When a child joins our school, we do not just welcome them but their whole family. We encourage community involvement, including a range of school clubs led by members of the community and in turn take pride in celebrating school’s achievements and sharing our facilities within it. As a school, we would like the children to know and value their place in not only the school and local community, but also nationally and globally and we celebrate the diversity of our local area. Our school actively involves itself in charity work and there is a developed understanding across the school of Rights and Responsibilities.



In summer 2023 we collated some pupil voice on our school culture, and created these word clouds to show what the children had to say.


Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

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