‘We aim to achieve our potential and to secure a better future through equality of opportunity, pride in our community and our commitment to excellence’
Litcham School Council
We are a well-respected all-through school for children aged 4 to 16, serving a large rural community.
We are committed to providing education of the highest quality, so that every pupil can achieve their potential. This is our number one priority, and we know this will only happen by providing the best curriculum and the highest standards of teaching every day.
We are a relatively small school that is consistently oversubscribed. Our size enables us to get to know our pupils exceptionally well and to focus on their individual needs. The phrase ‘every child known’ is often used by schools to highlight their commitment to pastoral care. At Litcham this is genuinely the case. Some pupils join us directly in the Reception class, whilst others join us in Year 7 from within the catchment area. Every year we also welcome a significant number of new pupils from further afield.
The school’s curriculum is ambitious, broad and balanced. It is implemented well to ensure that pupils gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. As an all-through school, the curriculum has been coherently planned and sequenced from Reception to Year 11 to develop sufficient knowledge for future learning and employment. Opportunities to engage in sport, music, drama and many other extra-curricular activities help our pupils develop the breadth of experience they need to make the transition into adult life.
Our pupils are rightly proud of their school and very loyal. Visitors frequently comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere around the school. The teachers and support staff are extraordinarily hard-working and committed to bringing out the best in our young people. Together, they are the vital ingredients of what makes this such a happy and successful school.
With very best wishes.
Our aims are rooted in our values, which are outlined below.
We are committed to providing education of the highest quality, so that every pupil can achieve their potential. The school’s curriculum is therefore ambitious, broad and balanced. It is implemented well to ensure that pupils gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. As an all-through school, the curriculum has been coherently planned and sequenced from EYFS to Year 11 towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.
We seek to provide expert teaching, alongside a broad range of opportunities and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, within a stimulating, friendly and hard-working environment.
We aim to prepare our pupils for the challenges and opportunities ahead, by enabling them to make sensible, informed decisions, in order to take their place as active members of society. All are encouraged to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural capital and an unprejudiced view of other races, religions and cultures.
Vision and Values
We will provide the highest quality of education through:
- Excellence in our curriculum
- Excellence in teaching and learning
- Excellence in leadership
- Having the highest expectations
- The personal development of our pupils
- Caring for and respecting each other
- Playing a full and active part within our community.
We are a community where:
- All pupils are valued equally
- We have the highest expectations for every child
- We expect hard work, care, consideration and courtesy
- Achievement and effort are celebrated
- All we do is based on mutual respect.