Vision, Values and Ethos

At Rickley Park we are determined to create an inclusive culture of learning where all children will be challenged in their thinking, to achieve to the best of their abilities and strive to become lifelong learners.

We will empower our children to become respected citizens to enable them to make valuable contributions locally, globally and to contribute to our world’s sustainable future.

Rickley Park Primary School is a Cooperative Academy. This means we are a stand alone academy and not part of a multi academy trust. We have however embraced the cooperative key values;


We have the same chances. We have the same choices.
We know that everyone has something special to contribute.
We persevere and work hard, not because we are told to but because we want to improve.
We stick together for the good of all.
We look after ourselves, each other and our world by taking responsibility for our actions. We let everybody talk and have their say

We do understand however that not all children are born with the same chances and choices and therefore we work closely with more challenging and vulnerable children and their families to ensure that they too are given the best possible opportunities.  

In addition to this, we have some very simple expectations with regards to behaviour but acknowledge that some children need time and nurture (for a variety of reasons) to enable them to follow these rules;


Be kind with your words and actions
Be polite and helpful
Always work hard and do your best
Be a good listener
Take care of the school, ourselves and others


All staff are committed to a 'no shout' rule, unless it is to warn of immediate danger, and therefore we promote a culture of listening when there is a problem to resolve the issue for all.