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Our School

Head TeacherAs Headteacher, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child at the Vale is valued for their own sake, encouraged to develop their talents to the full in a community where every achievement, however small, is celebrated.

Our Mission Statement and Aims support us in our ambition to see every child leave Vale with a love of learning and with the skills, knowledge and character needed to succeed. If this ethos appeals to you and your child, then Vale would be the right school for you. I do hope I have the pleasure of meeting you soon.

Martin Garratt

Valuing All Learners Equally

Vale School’s mission is to promote the intellectual, cultural and social well being of its pupils and to provide an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Statement of Aims

  • To enable children to be motivated, effective and independent life long learners.
  • To provide an environment which caters for the needs of the individual child, nurturing their all round development and enabling them to play a positive role in the wider community.
  • To provide a stimulating and enjoyable curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and which shows progression and continuity.                                                                                               

Our Aims will be achieved by nurturing:

Successful Learners


Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy & IT

Have encouraging minds and are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems

Communicate and collaborate well

Enjoy learning and are motivated to achieve the best they can now and in the future

Confident Individuals


Have a sense of self-worth and personal identity

Become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Take managed risks and stay safe

Recognise their talents and have ambitions

Are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities

Responsible Citizens

Who ...

Respect others,  act with integrity and distinguish right from wrong

Understand cultures and traditions,  and have a strong sense of their own place in the world

Challenge injustice and are committed to human rights

Sustain and improve the environment, locally and globally


The Values at the heart of Vale are: