We want to be a school where:

Children learn to embrace the wider world with confidence;

Every day is an opportunity to question and discover;

We will be fearless and embrace mistakes;

There is no cap on potential;

Children recognise their value to the community and the world.

Mission statement

What we do:

We make a difference.

We nurture individuality.

We teach with pride, passion and purpose.

We spark an interest in every child.

We teach children to be independent thinks.

We inspire ambition and a passion to achieve.

We thrive on kindness, resilience and aspiration.

Aspire Core Values;

Aspirations: We imagine possibilities and make them real.

Self-belief: We believe in ourselves – in heart, mind and soul.

Passion: We dare to be different and follow our dreams.

Integrity: We nurture trust and respect and do what is right.

Resilience: We find a way or make a way.

Excellence: We strive to achieve our absolute best.


At Padstow School we use the SCARF scheme of work which stands for:


Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.


SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and wellbeing – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially.

Providing a strong, tangible framework; promoting positive ethos and values throughout all lessons encouraging all children to strive in achieving their best. It provides a healthy outlook towards life, promoting respect, caring attitudes and celebrates differences, providing a safe environment for children to be confident and successful learners.

In school we aim to deliver an intensive curriculum following six units of study - each unit is revisited each year to enable progression in skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Me and My Relationship
  • Valuing Difference
  • Keeping Myself Safe
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Being My Best
  • Growing and Changing

By applying SCARF across all year groups ensures progression in knowledge, attitudes and values and skills; including the key skills of social and emotional learning, known to improve outcomes for children.

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