Our School Mission
Our school motto is 'Reach higher, go further, achieve together'. 'Reach higher' means that we should place no limits on what we can achieve. It is important to have consistently high expectations of ourselves and those around us. 'Go further' is about commitment. It is not possible to enjoy great achievements without hard work and not giving up. 'Achieve together' emphasises teamwork, the idea that collectively we can achieve even greater things than as an individual working alone.
This motto applies to every member of our school, from the youngest child to the oldest member of staff. The first word of the motto, 'REACH', also represents five important values we hold dear at Larkhill:
R is for Respect - We will respect each other, our differences, our school, and ourselves
E is for Endeavour - We will try our hardest and help each other to achieve.
A is for Achievement - We will be proud of our achievements and of those around us, including our wider community.
C is for Courage - We will have courage to overcome life’s challenges, however big or small.
H is for Honour - We will try to do the right thing, making the best choices, and being honest.
We aim to welcome each new pupil, enable them to grow and fly during their time with our school, and encourage them to move into the next phase of their lives with confidence and a love of learning.
At Larkhill Primary School, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.
We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.
Promoting Our Values
The government defines British values as:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths
At Larkhill Primary School, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.