Mission Statement:


Thornton-in-Craven CP School is a small rural primary school where pupils are encouraged to show a caring attitude towards each other.

It is a school that strives to provide a safe, healthy, secure, inclusive caring environment where pupils, staff and visitors feel comfortable and where vulnerable groups are identified and receive targeted provision to ensure their presence, participation and achievement.

The school encourages pupils to develop academically and socially to the best of their ability by setting suitable learning challenges and responding to their diverse learning needs.

The staff endeavour to work together to provide opportunities for pupils to express themselves in a variety of ways throughout all curricular and non-curricular areas overcoming barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.

The school vision is that of a team made up of pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, governors, the LA and the local community working together for success.

The school is committed to achieving progressively higher levels of the Inclusion Quality Mark and maintaining Healthy School Status at the enhanced level.

“Working together for success”

Our Aims

Our aims are to help children to:

  • enjoy learning and to become independent, self-disciplined and self-motivated and to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable;
  • develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds, the confidence to question, and the ability to argue rationally;
  • acquire knowledge, skills and training relevant to their own lives and to adult life and employment in a rapidly changing world;
  • develop, recognise and value a sense of right and wrong and to understand the society in which they live and recognise their obligations towards it;
  • develop a concern for the quality of their immediate environment and an understanding of the world in which they live and work, and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations;
  • develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements and aspirations in our own and other societies;
  • develop and act on a personal set of values, beliefs and attitudes and to gain understanding of and respect for religious and moral values and an appreciation and tolerance of other groups, races, religions and ways of life and points of view;

Whatever their age, ability, background, gender or need.

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