Our Mission and Values

“There is a high degree of consistency in the quality of teaching, and a culture of high expectations pervades the school”.

-Ofsted , 2019.

Our Mission

Throughout school, from Nursery to Year 6, we will:


• Create memories

• Nurture talents

• Spark curiosity

• Raise self-esteem and aspirations

• Equip all children with the skills and attitudes they need to be happy, successful and caring individuals

Our Values

Central to our decisions about our curriculum and our approach are the key words that form the basis of our learner profile.

These are our golden threads:

• Spark – we want children to be imaginative and creative

• Grit – we want our children to be motivated and resilient

• Team – we want our children to be communicators and collaborators

• Humanity – we want our children to be respectful and caring

• Knowledge – we want our children to be knowledge seekers and keepers. 

Key Reasons to Choose Clapgate…

  • Happy, respectful, motivated children
  • Highly skilled, committed, caring staff
  • Rigorous, effective teaching, leading to excellent progress
  • A culture of high expectations and celebration of achievements
  • An expert therapeutic team and strong pastoral support
  • A fun, vibrant atmosphere
  • Exceptional classroom environments
  • A creative approach to the curriculum with distinctive golden threads
  • Strong pupil voice through our arts council, arts magazine, arts radio, school council, outdoor council, play leaders and play buddies
  • Fantastic extra-curricular opportunities and community events
  • A daily active club before school
  • A wide range of sporting activities and an active approach to learning
  • Specialist teaching in music, PE and art with a dedicated art room
  • Unique opportunities in the performing arts
  • A wealth of school trips and residentials, including the opportunity to go to London
  • Our therapy dog, Rufus
  • Outstanding school grounds including vast playing fields, a nature area, a campfire …circle, animals and allotments