Our School Aims

Our school provides a broad, balanced, relevant education, based on the National Curriculum. All of our children, whatever age, sex, race, ability, cultural background or religion, are guided to achieve full potential in the areas of knowledge, skills and personal development.

At Millfield First & Nursery School we aim to help all our children to:

  • Have a love of learning and try their best
  • Be confident in themselves
  • Have respect for themselves, others and the world we live in
  • Achieve their full potential
  • Have a strong sense of family and community
  • Have equal access to all aspects of school life

The aims and purposes of learning in our school are to:

  • Provide all our children with a safe and happy school in which learning is valued as an enjoyable experience.
  • Enable each child to achieve their full potential through a broad balanced, differentiated and interesting curriculum, including the requirements of the National Curriculum and life skills.
  • Provide a stimulating and well resourced environment so that high standards can be reached.
  • Encourage children to feel part of the school and foster links with the local community and show concern for their environment.
  • Work with children to develop an awareness of self, sensitivity and tolerance towards others, respecting and appreciating each other's feelings, views and capabilities.
  • Create an environment where children appreciate the satisfaction to be gained from hard work, persistence and personal achievement.
  • Encourage children to extend their range of interests and natural enthusiasm, allowing them to develop as individuals, with confidence and self-esteem.
  • Promote and strengthen the bonds between school and home, believing that children's needs are best served by close co-operation between staff, parents and children.
  • Help children develop the social skills required to establish good relationships with other children and adults, in work and play situations, working co-operatively together.
  • Ensure that all children have access to equal learning opportunities and, through example, are encouraged to form ideas that are not based on pre-judgement or stereotyping.