Our Ethos

At Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School our ethos is simple. Little people start learning from birth, and we take every opportunity to nurture that inherent curiosity and creativity to provide the best possible educational start for each and every child in our care. From the superb design of our buildings to the inspiring way we teach, our attention is centred on letting children be children while helping them to flourish.

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HEAD TEACHER’S WELCOME

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So many memories are created during our time at school.

As a child I remember dressing the dolls in the Pre School home-corner, building castles in the sand pit and baking bread to go with the butter we made from a jar of cream. When I moved to ‘big school’, I remember the excitement of wearing school uniform for the first time and always pulling up my socks. I remember the sense of achievement when I finally understood how to tell the time. I remember lunchtimes, looking forward to the yummy puddings and chatting with friends around the table before going out to play. As a teacher at Pilgrims, I remember putting on my Wellies before setting off with the children on a forest school adventure through the willow tunnel, then stopping to hunt for worms in the mud kitchen. I remember going on school trips, visiting a castle to find dragon eggs and going to the zoo and being scared by a tarantula. Above all I remember how proud I was when I became the Head.

I want the children at Pilgrims to also have happy memories of their time at school. I want each day to be filled with adventures, challenges and achievements and for each child to be given opportunities to develop their confidence, curiosity and a passion for learning.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website. We particularly love sharing our wonderful photographs with you and we hope they give you an insight into life at Pilgrims School.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Jo Webster
Headteacher

VALUES

VISION & AIMS

Pilgrims inspires each child to love learning. We aim to achieve this through:

  • Inspirational and innovative teaching
  • Recognising each child as an individual
  • Creating a stimulating environment
  • Developing a strong sense of community

Pilgrims School provides a safe and happy environment full of rich and challenging opportunities. We motivate each child to discover their full potential whilst recognising and supporting individual needs. We aim to stimulate the children’s curiosity, imagination and creativity encouraging them to be confident and independent thinkers.

As well as nurturing our children’s interests and developing their ideas, we inspire them to open their minds to new opportunities and challenges. We also engage the children with the wider community to enhance their understanding of the world around them.

PROMOTING FUNDAMENTAL BRITISH VALUES AT PILGRIMS SCHOOL

The DfE have recently reinforced the need

“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated by the Government in 2014.

At Pilgrims School these values are actively promoted in the following ways:

  • the Schools Vision, Aims and Values (Curiosity, Kindness and Respect)
  • within the context of our creative curriculum which includes RE and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Cultural and Economic
    Education)
  • the themes and concepts covered during assemblies
  • our positive behaviour policy

This approach gives pupils a range of opportunities to develop and demonstrate skills, attitudes and behaviours that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Please use the link below to read how these fundamental British values are defined and promoted at Pilgrims School.

Definition and Promotion of these Values at Pilgrims