“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you can learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything” Muhammad Ali.
Maybe we can’t teach it, but we do all we can to encourage it and make Sturton a place where all feel welcomed and valued.
We believe that our children can aspire to be the best, but only if they believe it themselves. This is not about being pushy, but having high expectations of the whole school community. Research shows that children challenged with high expectations, and given appropriate support and challenge, do better.
Learning is at the heart of everything we do. This is what we are about and it is our love of learning that drives us forward. Developing a learning culture means generating enthusiasm, encouraging curiosity and persistence and fostering independence and initiative.
We have high expectations of our children and are proud of the responsibility they demonstrate. All classes have representations on our School Council who, along with the Year 6 House Captains, play an active role in the further development of the school. Our prefects act as role models for the other children through the examples they set.
Our children understand clearly what it is to be cared for and how to care for others. Consideration for others is a key part of the positive atmosphere in school on which visitors always comment.