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Hillbrook Primary School

Be Responsible · Be Resilient · Be Reflective

Ethos, AIMs, Values and VISION

Hillbrook Primary School is a learning community where everyone can be successful. Effort is celebrated as well as achievement. We promote a culture that encourages children to enjoy learning, have fun, be happy at school and to reach their full potential.

We are proud to teach an ambitious, carefully designed curriculum that embraces the arts, music and sports. We work hard to give each child opportunities to develop academically, personally and socially.

We strive for our children to be confident, well-rounded and successful citizens and lovers of learning who can thrive and contribute in our world by being responsible, resilient and reflective members of society.

Long-range strategic objectives 2022–2025

Quality of Education – To consistently deliver a carefully designed progressive curriculum to equip children with the knowledge, skills, confidence and self- belief that they need for the future.

Behaviour and Attitudes – To create a culture where children are empowered to demonstrate resilience, responsibility and reflectiveness.

Personal Development – To develop children’s character, raise their aspirations and give meaningful and memorable experiences.

Leadership and Management – to enable all staff to perform their roles effectively through the provision of focused professional development and opportunities for growth whilst ensuring a sustainable and ambitious model of leadership.


Our vision for Hillbrook is underpinned by the following core values, our 3 Rs. 

  • Be Resilient
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Reflective

We actively promote opportunities to enable our children to become responsible, reflective and resilient members of our school community and beyond. We do this by embedding and reinforcing the following aims in all aspects of school life. We believe that these will help our children to be successful at school and prepare them for life.

Be Resilient Be Responsible Be Reflective

Don’t give up

Take risks

Work through problems

Find solutions

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

Keep practicing

Manage emotions

Be confident

Develop strategies to manage different situations

Rebound from problems

See opportunities

Take the lead

Accept consequences

Make good choices

Behave well

Look after / help others

Take pride in our school

Follow the rules

Be trustworthy

Make commitments

Be a positive role model

Be fair

Think about what you have done & learn from mistakes

Think about both sides of an argument

Be thoughtful

Learn from situations

Ask for help

Know your strengths and weaknesses

Identify problems and find solutions

Try new ideas

Be open to change

Think about your actions


  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment which is clean, safe and secure and allows everyone to learn
  • To develop a whole school community that values positive attitudes, relationships and mutual respect and where high standards of behaviour are demonstrated and expected
  • To have the highest possible expectations of all children so that every child can achieve their maximum potential
  • To be a fully inclusive school that celebrates and recognises the needs, diversity and abilities of our community, valuing everyone and ensuring that everyone is of equal importance
  • To offer a rich, relevant and meaningful curriculum, full of memorable learning experiences that develops enquiring minds and fosters a life-long love of learning
  • To promote and inspire a collaborative community spirit where parents and carers are supportive, engaged and involved in their child’s learning journey
  • To foster and develop children’s emotional well–being, their resilience and their mental and physical health


We have a value for each month which is celebrated and referred to where relevant and our assemblies for each month are based upon each value. This is on a 2-year cycle.





September 23 Responsibility
October 23 Fairness
November 23 Freedom
December 23 Appreciation
January 24 Reflection
February 24 Happiness
March 24 Thoughtfulness
April 24 Trust
May 24 Cooperation
June 24 Confidence
July 24 Peace
September 24 Belonging
October 24 Democracy
November 24 Equality
December 24 Respect
January 25 Aspirations 
February 25 Courage
March 25 Curiosity
April 25 Collaboration
May 25 Honesty
June 25 Resilience
July 25 Positivity



At Hillbrook Primary School, we promote British Values. These values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

These British Values are taught and promoted in a variety of ways

See British Values page for more details.