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Our Vision

At Rufford Primary School and Nursery, we aim to provide a safe learning environment where children develop the skills to become responsible, articulate citizens of the 21st century, ready to move on to the next stage of their education. We want our children to be challenged by staff who understand their individual needs and strengths, and who have high expectations of all, including themselves. Our children should not be afraid to make mistakes, but be determined to learn from them; they should not be constrained by the curriculum, but encouraged to think independently and flourish, whatever their gifts may be. We celebrate the diversity of our local community, and encourage everyone to play their part in doing what is best for our children.

We believe in a curriculum of opportunity, and staff are currently reviewing and revising our curriculum to enable our children to experience life to its full. Reading is at the heart of all we do, and our aim is that every child will be able to read and understand text at an appropriate level for their age.  We are determined that all children will have access to a broad curriculum; even in Year 6 when SATs are looming large. It is vital for our children to experience history, art, the outdoors and all other aspects of learning, not just reading, maths and writing. With that in mind, our Year 6 children continue to go to Forest School, cook, learn the guitar and paint right up to, and beyond, SATs week in May.