Our Ethos & Values

Statement of Ethos & Values:

At Airedale Infant School we value all children as individuals and treat them with respect regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, ability or background. We strongly believe that every young person, regardless of their background or ability, has the right to a high quality education. As a school we aim to be a school that enables children to thrive and to reach their full potential ensuring they are fully equipped for the next steps within education and for adult life.

We build positive relationships within a nurturing environment and promote a ‘can do, have a go’ attitude which helps children to become more creative, resilient and independent. Through developing these attitudes and skills, we see children have greater self-esteem and become more confident and considerate members of the whole school community. We want them to feel proud to be part of Airedale Infant School.


Our Values:

Our values of Ambition, Bravery and Respect run through everything we do here at Airedale and we aim to instil these values in all of our students. We want to help develop our children in to happy, well-prepared and confident young children, who adopt an ‘I can’ mentality and aim high in all they do. To enable us to achieve this and be the very best we can be, we are committed to working in partnership with students, their parents/carers and the community. Our absolute aim is to make the most of every young person’s time with us.

Ambition: We want our pupils to be ambitious and strive to be the best they can possibly be both academically and personally. We endeavour to ensure that they believe in themselves and realise through working hard they can achieve great things within school and beyond.

Bravery: We aim to instil a sense of bravery within our pupils and create an ethos where it is ok to make mistakes as long as we learn from them. Our pupils are taught to celebrate their individuality and to formulate their own opinions, expressing them maturely.

Respect: Our pupils are taught to be respectful citizens within school and wider communities. Showing compassion, understanding and tolerance towards others regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, ability or background.