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School Values and Ethos

Our Ethos


At Northgate, we are proud to know all our children as individuals. We are driven by a determination to do the best we can to prepare them for the community and the world in which they will grow up; to give them the knowledge, skills and values they will need to function effectively as global, national and local citizens. Our commitment is to encouraging all children to be:


  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve


  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives


  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society


We recognise that exam success and qualifications alone are not enough to prepare our children for adult life but that the right attitudes and attributes, such as confidence and motivation, resilience and respect, enthusiasm and creativity, are just as important as academic and technical skills in enabling them to achieve success both in education and in employment.


Our goal is that, when our children leave Northgate, they will be independent, life-long learners who are confident risk-takers and respectful, aspirational members of the community. We work to ensure that our teaching and learning creates a happy and responsive environment where all children are engaged, challenged and encouraged to reflect on their achievements. In the Early Years, teaching and learning is an enjoyable journey of discovery led by the children within a caring, supportive and stimulating environment.



Our Core Values












Our core values of respect, empathy, communication, positivity, honesty and consistency reflect our commitment to developing the whole child and underpin our aims.