Ethos and Values

As a school, we strive to create a happy, caring and safe environment in which all children can have a sense of value and belonging. On this basis all other aspects of the education process are built. We value our strong links with parents and carers and take every opportunity to strenthen relationships within the wider community, giving our children an appreciation of, awareness of, and respect for the richness of a variety of cultures

Our aims are for every child at Ham Dingle to:

  • Receive the best education possible though access to a broad and balanced curriculum that combines excellence in teaching with enjoyment of learning.​

  • Be part of a positive, whole school learning culture ​

  • Achieve the very best they can and be the best version of themselves through social, cultural, moral and spiritual development​

  • Flourish in a happy, safe and secure environment​

  • Have a sense of value and belonging with individual achievements valued by all. ​

  • Be well prepared for the next stage of their education 

Our Core Values

Our values underpin our learning culture and are revisted regularly throughout the year in assemblies 


  • Respect​

  • Resilience​

  • Honesty​

  • Responsibility​

  • Unity​

  • Friendship​

  • Aspiration

Our School Rules

We have 5 key rules which are taught and revisted every half term. They form a significant part of our learning culture and the basis for our Behaviour Policy. Pupils can talk about our rules, the language that we use around them (mantras) and how they can demonstrate them. 

  1. Always try your best​  - Present With Pride

  2. Show respect​ - STEPS

  3. Move calmly and quietly around school​ - Wonderful Walking

  4. Look neat, tidy and smart​ - Look Smart, Think Smart

  5. Take care of each other and our things - Care and Share


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