Vision and Ethos

Our Vision

At Stedham Primary School we are working hard to develop outstanding teaching and learning by having the highest expectations of our staff and our pupils. We know every child in our school.  We challenge each and every one of them to strive for academic, creative and personal accomplishment within our stimulating, broad and enriched curriculum. 


We want our pupils to have time to explore a wide range of subjects, developing a deep level of understanding and a passion for learning. We model, encourage and then expect perseverance and risk taking.  We want Stedham Primary to be a place where children see mistakes and failures as learning opportunities, a place where children learn resilience.  We encourage our children to have the confidence to take responsibility for their own learning, to self-motivate and motivate others, to think creatively around problems and to become independent so that they will be able to cope with the ever changing world of the 21st century.  We want to offer our children extra-curricular opportunities and learning that will stay with them as positive memories for life. 


Stedham Primary is an inclusive school. We want all our pupils to want to come to school and enjoy their learning.  We work hard to establish and maintain open and honest lines of communication with our families, working with them to improve attendance and remove barriers so that every child has the opportunity to excel in their learning and every family genuinely feels a valued and accepted part of our school community.

The school community is currently working on a new school vision after consulting with all stakeholders.
We have worked together as a whole school community to develop a school ethos which is embedded in all areas of school life. We have chosen 5 words which we all believe are essential qualities to aim for in order to prepare our children for the world outside school, which are set out below.