Our ethos and values

At the centre of our school is the determination to unlock pupils’ ambition and unleash their desire to learn. All members of staff are highly motivated to provide children with stimulating, challenging and memorable learning experiences.

Our learning is built around six core Learning Powers: Curiosity, Independence, Empathy, Perseverance, Reflectiveness and Cooperation. These have been developed, refined and agreed by all staff and governors, with input from our children and our wider community. You can see how these powers develop and through the school here.  

We introduce and promote these themes to our children through six Learning Superheroes. Characters like Claudia Curiosity and Eddy Empathy embody these values and encourage children to become superheroes in their own learning. You can find more about them here, or meet Chloe Co-operation here.

"The friendly and supportive atmosphere at Bedwell Primary School means that pupils feel safe and secure and enjoy their learning."

Ofsted report, 2022

Valuing our community

As a school we prepare our children to take their place in society confidently encouraging a spirit of mutual respect, honesty and co-operation. This is reflected in the way we interact with our wider community, and we strive to build strong, supportive relationships with all our familes.  

We take pride in the fact that over 90% of our familes attend our parents consultations and well over 80% take part in school sports days, productions, fayres and coffee mornings. We know that many of our families face challenging circumstance, and we do all we can to support them in dealing with (and hopefully overcoming) these.



Curriculum Intent  

We have also developed a framework outlining how these values develop and progress during each child's journey through the school, which you can see here. 

These six threads are also the basis around which we have developed our subject curricula. You can find out more about them in the Learning section of the site.

Early Years Admissions  

If you're looking for a place in Nursery or Reception, you can find out lots more about our school in our Early Years Prospectus.

We're always keen to show potential new applicants around - just get in touch with the school office to arrange a tour. 

Once you're ready to apply, head to the admissions page to find out more about the process - we run Nursery admissions ourselves, but from Reception upwards, these need to be made via Herts County Council.