Values and Ethos

North Kidlington School aims to be:

‘A school which inspires and develops every individual to enjoy, achieve and succeed’.

As well as being:

‘An outstanding, inclusive and caring community school with a rich and fulfilling curriculum, valuing diversity and inspiring each individual to achieve personal success in an ever changing world’.

As a school we feel that an open and trusting relationship between the school and home is essential if a child is to thrive at school, and we encourage parents to take an active interest in their child’s education. We strive to create an atmosphere where children feel secure yet challenged.  

At North Kidlington School we work hard:

  • to provide a high standard of learning and stimulate children’s interests
  • to help children to become independent lifelong learners and good citizens
  • to ensure that all children achieve their full potential

The governors, staff, pupils and parents at North Kidlington School are working together to achieve this through these strategic goals:


The governors will support staff in providing a broad, balanced, creative and practical curriculum which raises the aspirations of pupils and reflects their interests and establish their skills for life-long learning. Staff will be given the opportunity to develop an exciting curriculum by stepping outside the confines of a too-structured approach to learning.


We will attract and encourage high quality staff at all levels by supporting a wide ranging programme of training and development and providing opportunities for leadership throughout the school.


We will adopt a programme of investment which, over time, will make sure that our children learn in well-equipped, modern buildings and a safe and secure environment.


We will maintain and develop all means of communication with parents and the wider community to create a culture where we celebrate success and all those involved here are happy to talk about our school.


We will recognise and reward progress and achievement so that all adults and children believe in their ability and feel valued for their contribution. Over time, we aim to be recognised as one of the top 10% of primary schools in Oxfordshire.