Acomb ethos and values


At Acomb First School we will support all children to grow into confident, resilient, curious learners. They will be responsible, global citizens who will leave us with a lifelong love of learning.


Through great teaching and the support of our families and local Acomb community partners, we create an inclusive school that nurtures and develops our child’s sense of belonging and happiness. We firmly believe that every child is unique and therefore brings different experiences, skills and ideas into the classroom.  This in turn influences how they and others around them learn.  We are committed to ensuring all children achieve their very best in all areas of school life.

Mission statement

Through a partnership between home, school and the wider community, we provide a stimulating and caring environment in which to develop the whole child, preparing them for life.

At Acomb First School we believe that every child is entitled to enjoy their childhood, celebrate their individuality and reach their full potential. We aim to do this through:

  • Developing lively enquiring minds, with the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.

  • Celebrating everyone’s strengths and efforts no matter how small

  • Offering wide ranging quality experiences that stimulate children’s minds

  • Encouraging respect for others, positive behaviour and good manners

  • Building strong links between school, home and the local community

  • Preparing children for future challenges in a changing world

  • Through PSHE we will support children in gaining the knowledge and skills required to keep themselves safe, healthy and happy, and thrive in their future

  • Valuing the opportunities we have to contribute to our community and the wider world

We wish every child to take with them happy memories of Acomb First School into their future life.

Our Core Values

Whole community collaboration

Trust and Fairness

Commitment and Hard Work

Empathy towards others and a care for the wider community

Excellence and Enjoyment