Ethos and Values

Our Core Purpose

Our Core Purpose guides our decision-making and future direction. It defines why we believe we’re here as a school.  It’s also the compass we use to stop us from losing our way.

Our Core Purpose is to: Build strong foundations for a lifelong love of learning.

Our Guiding Principle

Our school’s guiding principle is, We Work As A Team.  This guides how we approach all aspects of school life and is a phrase we use regularly with the children.

Our Aims and Vision

Our Aims and Vision define what we plan to achieve.  To fulfil our core purpose, we aim:

  • To provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all.
  • To develop lively and enquiring minds through an inquiry-based curriculum.
  • To develop learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
  • To develop healthy and positive attitudes to learning and living.
  • To promote positive parent-partnership.
  • To enable pupil-voice and participation.
  • To enable pupils to benefit from professionally developing staff.

Our Federation's vision guides and inspires us when we make important decisions. It unifies our schools and helps us work towards common goals. It also encourages us to improve and communicates our aspirations for the future. Our Federation Vision can be found here.



Our Learner Values

Our Learner Values are the specific qualities that we aim to develop in our pupils, in order for them to become lifelong lovers of learning.  Understanding of the Learner Values is developed through all areas of our curriculum and we thank pupils who are exemplifying these values in our weekly celebration assemblies.

Contact Us

Recreation Road Infant School, Recreation Road, Norwich NR2 3PA

Head of School – Denise Mattock

Executive Head Teacher – Michael Bunting

Tel: 01603 457120


Zoe Smith and Jo Westgate are available in the school office to deal with your calls and queries.

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