Our Aims & Values

Within a Christian ethos, Little Gaddesden School aims:

  • to provide a happy, supportive and caring environment, in which children can learn with a sense of purpose, enjoyment and self-fulfilment;
  • to enable all our children to achieve their full potential through a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum, including the requirements of the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, enabling them to gain the personal skills necessary to live as independent, self-motivated and caring individuals;
  • to provide an attractive, safe and stimulating environment
  • to encourage members of the school community to take a personal pride in themselves, their work, their achievements and their school, and to value and respect all cultures;
  • to promote good standards of behaviour and self-discipline, and to encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves and the school environment;
  • to develop the successful working relationship between staff, governors and parents, to ensure that high academic and social standards are achieved and maintained;
  • to encourage the children to feel part of, and to contribute to, the life of the village community.

British Values

To read our British Values Statement, click here.

Links with the Church

The school holds Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services at the church. In addition, a Year 6 Leavers’ service takes place there at the end of the Summer Term. All these services are well supported by parents and friends. Our vicar is a school Governor and regularly leads our Collective Worship and we have strong links with Northchurch Baptist Church in Berkhamsted.

Collective Worship

Our daily act of Collective Worship, designed to develop Christian knowledge and spirituality, is central to the life of our school. The whole school regularly attends special services in the Parish Church, at which parents and villagers are welcome.

Parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from the act of Collective Worship.