Ethos and Values

At Bury School we strive for excellence within a secure and friendly Christian atmosphere, in which everyone is able to achieve their full potential intellectually, physically and spiritually, socially and morally.

We aim to realise this statement by:
  • Providing a structured and relevant curriculum which, while following National Statutory Orders and Guidance, provides an environment where pupils and staff can develop as individuals.
  • Accurately assessing individual strengths and weaknesses and, by so doing, set positive and realistic goals.
  • Encouraging attitudes which foster and support personal learning and understanding - and the development of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-discipline and self-esteem.
  • Providing frequent and varied opportunities for communication between all involved in the process of education.
  • Developing and maintaining systems which contribute to the overall efficiency of the school.
  • Undertaking regular, fundamental reviews of all aspects of school life to inform planning and future development.
Statement of British Values
All pupils at DEMAT schools are strongly encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

At Bury Church of England Primary School we ensure that pupils understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our school’s ethos and teaching supports the rule of English civil and criminal law and we do not teach anything that undermines it. When we teach about religious law, we explore the relationship between state and religious law, and ensure that pupils understand the difference between the law of the land and religious law. We promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As a community we actively challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. We use the National Teachers’ Standards and the Headteacher Standards (2015) in our appraisal of teachers and headteachers. We expect all staff to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.