“Building on a tradition of achievement and values in a caring environment”.
Our values reflect a distinctive Christian character and are epitomised by our school mascot “CofE" the Caterpillar” who was designed by the school council after consultation with their class-mates. Featuring "Respect", "Love" "Caring", "Friendship" and "Forgiveness", "CofE" epitomises all aspects of school life and the fundamental human characteristics that we trust God to guide both adults and children to reach their full potential.
At Kirkby Church of England Primary School, we are committed to providing a caring, inclusive and safe environment for all our children so they can learn and thrive. As a Church school we encourage all members of the school community to promote a Christian ethos where care and respect is shown to everyone
"Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too." (Philippians 2:4)
We are proud of the positive, purposeful atmosphere in school, which is often commented on by visitors in school. We are committed to high quality teaching and learning, as well as providing a wide range of rich opportunities to support children’s personal, social and academic development.
Our school culture is built on mutual respect and an understanding of the needs of others. Our focus on respectful relationships permeates all areas of school and can be seen in the interactions between children and adults. Adults in school will always take the time to listen to the ideas and opinions of children and there are many ways that children contribute to the life of the school; through for example, School Council, pupil surveys and pupil voice conversations.
As a Church school there are strong links with the Kirkby Team Ministry – St Chad’s, St Martin’s and St Andrew’s Churches. Members of the church community are timetabled to lead worship each term, both in school and at St Chad’s Church. Other members of the church visit regularly to support the school and the learning of the children.