Our School Ethos and Values


At Christchurch Infant School we provide a happy, safe, caring environment where all members of the school community feel valued, respected and cared for. We offer high quality teaching and a stimulating and creative curriculum to enrich the children's learning. The focus of our work is embedded in our drive towards raising achievement for all, and a firm belief in the importance of developing positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are prepared for the future by providing them with  opportunities to take responsibility, support each other and become confident and independent learners. Through our partnership between home and school we seek support for an ethos that encourages success, celebrates effort and achievement and values diversity and fairness. At CIS we pride ourselves on our high expectations and our drive for continuous improvement in all that we do - encouraging everyone 'to be the best that they can be.'


Our school aims


At Christchurch Infant School we aim to educate children and help them to grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.


We do this by:


Enabling our children to fulfil their potential through…..

Encouraging our parents/carers and children to value their achievements

Encouraging our children to become independent, confident and resourceful

Developing key literacy and numeracy skills and life skills for the future.


Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to fulfil their learning potential through…

Providing high quality teaching and support

Encouraging regular attendance

Providing a broad and balanced curriculum and fun and stimulating learning opportunities

Working with, and enabling, our parents to support their children’s learning


Encouraging children to contribute towards the school being a happy place through …

Welcoming and valuing all children and their families equally

Helping children realise the part they have to play in the school and the wider community

Developing children’s respect for the views, thoughts and feelings of others

Developing children’s understanding of school rules and those within the wider community

Promoting positive role models within the community

Celebrating success achieved within and outside school


Promoting healthy lifestyles for all our pupils through…

Encouraging awareness of the positive benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Providing opportunities to experience a range of physical activities both during and after school

Developing positive self esteem


Providing a safe physical and supportive environment for everyone in the school through…

Teaching children how to deal with difficult social situations in a confident and positive way

Creating a culture where children feel they can share their concerns

Making behaviour expectations explicit

Being aware of issues relating to safeguarding


Reviewed Feb 2013








Christchurch Infant School

Headteacher: Mr Duncan Baxter

Addiscombe Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2AE


Tel 01202 485851   |   Fax 01202 479149

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