Ethos and Values

At Minsterley Primary School we believe children learn best when they feel safe and secure. We aim to offer an outstanding education that encourages each child to be the best they can be. We recognise individual talents and develop confidence so every child is motivated, inspired and enjoys learning.

Children at School


Aims and Values

We aim to fulfil our school motto:


We aim to work with parents in partnership which provides for the physical, emotional, social, moral and spiritual needs of our children.

We aim to provide a caring and secure environment in which children can enjoy their learning and experience success.

We aim to establish high standards for our pupils through our school-based assessment, planning and monitoring systems.

Through careful planning and knowledge of individual children we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which reflects differing needs, abilities and aptitudes.

We encourage all who are connected with the school to take a personal pride in their achievements and their school. We are committed to Equal Opportunities and encourage children and adults to value and respect their own and other cultures.

We aim to share the financial resources of the school appropriately to ensure suitable, adequate resources are provided which are well organised and effectively and efficiently used.

We aim to provide the opportunity for all staff to develop their personal expertise and professional skills.

We recognise that the school is part of a wider community and we foster close links with parents and recognise their role as co-educator.

Curriculum Aims

Children at workThe school curriculum should help all pupils to:

  • enjoy learning and perceive education as a life-long process
  • develop the attitudes, understanding and skills necessary, now and in the future, to exercise independence and initiative and work, participate and thrive in a democratic society
  • develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to find and use information, question and debate rationally and apply understanding and skills in order to address issues, solve problems and carry out practical tasks
  • develop worthwhile personal values and attitudes and gain a clear understanding of the ways of life of other people and other cultures
  • understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
  • develop appreciation and concern for the environment
  • work co-operatively with others

British Values

As part of our curriculum we teach our children about British Values

The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

You can read more about how we celebrate our British Values in the pages below


Omushana: Shropshire Schools Supporting Bwindi Schools

Minsterley School is proud to be supporting the Omushana Charity to help a group of schools in Uganda.  We have been finding out about the schools from Jenny and Mark and the newsletters we have received from the schools.  In the last few weeks we have raised nearly £500 thanks to some of our Year 5 and 6 girls organising a sponsored walk.  The children in the Bwindi Schools want to learn about Minsterley School so we have written a booklet full of information which we hope they will find interesting.

Please read about our link with the Bwindi Schools below

Bwindi Schools’ Newsletters

Sponsored Walk in aid of Omushana

Our information booklet for the Bwindi Schools


British Values