• To provide a challenging, yet supportive environment to stimulate, maintain and develop, a lively enquiring mind.

  • To encourage all children to reach their true potential and eventually become independent learners who value learning with and from others, i.e. have a positive attitude to life-long learning.

  • To value application, perseverance, initiative and independence of thought and action, as well as co-operative endeavours.

  • To develop children’s moral values, which can form a framework for a sense of own worth, and relationships with others, so that children become responsible members of society.

  • To develop children’s positive attitude towards themselves, and others, with a strong sense of self-respect.  Also to develop a sense of respect for other people's property, ideas and beliefs, irrespective of gender, race, disability or academic achievement, etc.

  • To appreciate human achievements, failures and aspirations.

  • To develop positive attitudes towards and concern for the environment.


To offer a broad based curriculum in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, promote enjoyment in learning, and to provide knowledge/skills to start to equip children for the future as active, confident and responsible members of a rapidly developing society.


  • To develop a community which affords equal value to all its members, is seen to be just and encourages mutual respect, concern for others and truthfulness.

  • To foster close relationships between the Setting, the children’s homes and the local community.