Our Ethos & Aims

Pupils are enthusiastic, confident and self-aware, with extremely positive attitudes to learning.

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The atmosphere of every school is unique and we consider the strength and attraction of Hoe Bridge lie in the atmosphere throughout our community. Our ethos of high expectations, individual determination, enthusiasm, respect, warmth, and care lead to happy, confident and successful children.

Our community of parents, children, staff and governors thrive on the mutual respect and support embodied in our ethos. The wide and varied opportunities across the disciplines - academic, sporting and creative - allow all pupils to be challenged and to develop to the very best of their ability; success in one area often leads to greater confidence and further successes across the curriculum. 

Expectations are high and pupils’ achievements are measured against these expectations but equally importantly against their own individual potential.  Individual efforts are rewarded and recognised, no matter what the level or the subject and as a community we celebrate these successes. At every stage pupils are well prepared enabling them to move on happily and successfully ultimately leading to a place at the best and most appropriate senior school for them. Throughout the years, inspiration, care and leadership come from both staff and children alike and ensure our community is vibrant and dynamic.

Happiness:  to have fun, friends and fulfilment

Confidence:  to develop respect, self-reliance, independence and leadership enabling pupils to use their breadth of knowledge practically in school and throughout their lives

Achievement:  to develop the intellectual/academic, sporting, social and cultural/creative skills in order that pupils excel both within Hoe Bridge and beyond

Welfare:  to create an environment where children are safe and secure working in partnership with all members of our community in school, in the locality and in the wider world