Vision Statement


"The most able pupils achieve well because they are given challenging work to do and much is expected of them."


Our Mission Statement

At Bure Valley we believe that every child is capable of achieving success and excellence through hard work, focused concentration and regular deliberate practice.

Our School Vision is to promote Care, Creativity & Challenge through the cluster cooperative values we embody.

Our values provide the framework needed for our community to thrive and underpin all strategic decisions and actions.

They are:

Self – help - we help people to help themselves

Self – responsibility - we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions

Democracy - we give our members a say in the way we run our organisation

Equality - we are genuinely inclusive and pursue success for everyone

Equity - we carry out our work in a way that is fair and unbiased

Solidarity - we share interests and common purposes with our members and other co-operatives

Our Ethical Values are:

Openness - nobody’s perfect, and we won’t hide it when we’re not

Honesty - we are honest about what we do and the way we do it

Social responsibility - we encourage people to take responsibility for their own community, and work together to improve it

Caring for others - we are a nurturing community that takes care of each other and we regularly support charities and local community groups

To bring these values to life, and to release this energy, we need to build a membership of active participants in our Co-operative Trust who give their time, energy and expertise to improve provision for children and families.

Our four key membership groups are:

  • Pupils
  • Staff
  • Parents
  • Community groups and organisations

Pupils, staff and parents are all automatically members of our cooperative.

The key is to make that membership active through participation in the activities and the work that we do.

For our potential community partners there is a requirement to actively join the cooperative and to take an active role in its development. Ultimately these groups will have representation on a Forum and on the Trust Board itself.

What this means is that we have a genuine commitment to ensuring that our members have the ability to shape the work that we do as a Cluster of Schools.

For further information see our vision strategy document ‘A Framework for Excellence’ which sets out clearly our principles and statements of intent.