Ethos and Values


We believe that every children should have the opportunity to Strive, Achieve and Flourish. All pupils and staff work hard to ensure our best efforts drive all we do. We aim high and be the best that we can possibly be and we fulfil our potential and make a real difference.


Values are principles that guide behaviour. At Oakley Primary Academy, adults and children are encouraged to model values as we believe this helps individuals to be effective learners, happy people and good citizens.
Our values-based education philosophy underpins work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, liberty, respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, or no faith, backgrounds and cultures. Assemblies, lessons and events promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling guidance to what is right and what is wrong.

Examples of our values are:

• Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Respect • Caring • Team work • Politeness

Letters are sent to parents at the beginning of each month explaining the value and how we will define the value to the children, with a booklist of stories they might want to share with their children at home. Children are encouraged to share with their class how they have demonstrated values outside of school.


Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

I would like to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy. We are a friendly village school with exciting times ahead as we begin our journey of being part of the newly formed Meridian Trust. We work closely with all the schools within the Trust, as well as other schools and pre-schools in the local area. This enables us to share expertise, good practice and learn and move forward together. The close links we have with the pre-schools enable us to really get to know the pupils and their families before they join the Early Years.

We are proud to be a ‘Values School’. The values we teach are modelled by our staff members and through our teaching of the curriculum. We are a supportive and hardworking team, where all stakeholders are valued and listened to.

At Oakley Primary Academy we deliver the National Curriculum through a creative curriculum so that learning is creative, fun, and meaningful. There is a clear progression of knowledge in each subject to enable children to grow in all areas and be successful, not only academically, but in daily life.

We work very closely with the families of our school and acknowledge the importance of close home/school links.

We have an open-door policy and there is always someone available if you wish to talk.

I am extremely proud of our school and of all the hard work from our pupils, families, staff, and governors.

Please visit our website to find out more about Oakley Primary.

Sarah Litchfield