Aims

Ditcham Park School’s Aims, Mission Statement and Ethos

At Ditcham Park School our mission is to nurture and encourage each child to learn and progress within a supportive environment so that our pupils develop into confident young people who go out into the world with the skills and desire to improve it

Our ethos whereby ‘Every child is Known and Valued’ is founded on outstanding pastoral care, excellent teaching and an all-round approach to education


Ditcham Park School’s Aims

1. Identify and develop each child’s interests and abilities

All children are unique and have a distinct blend of abilities or intelligences. We aim to find the best in every child through an ‘all round’ approach to education and by identifying and developing their abilities whether they are academic, sporting or in the creative arts.

2. Promote Academic Excellence

We seek to inspire within our pupils a lifelong love of learning by creating a culture of innovative, dynamic and progressive teaching which ensures that, as our pupils learn, they are excited, curious and, like their teachers, passionate about their interests.

3. Provide an environment where pupils are happy and where they can flourish

We believe that our relatively small size helps us provide outstanding pastoral care so each child is known and valued. Our physical environment, situated on a beautiful 16 acre site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, positively influences behaviour and encourages an appreciation of our natural environment and encourages a sense of well-being.

4. Prepare pupils for the future

We aim to provide our pupils with the academic qualifications, knowledge and skills, including technological skills, to equip them for Further and Higher Education and to take full advantage of the opportunities provided in our Digital Age. We aim to develop self-confident young people with Christian values, a growth mind set and the desire to shape the modern world for the better.

5. Connecting with the Community

We aim to develop strong links with our parents and the local community.  We believe that an education at Ditcham Park School should be accessible to children from the local community.

Ditcham Park News Hub

16 January

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Transition were excited about their swimming lesson this morning with our very own Aqua Man Mr Vaudrey and Mermaid Miss Batten! Will they get splashed?! #lifeskill #appetitebuilding #ditchamdelicious #Taro https://t.co/34uNbG9Hrb

14 January

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Well done to our Wonderful Reception pupils who Worked very hard on their Words beginning with W. They reached 101 and are still going! #Whizzkids #Wonderous https://t.co/B5X3seEI1D

06 January

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We’re tickling your taste buds ahead of our new menus! Thank you to Chef Neil and his team for a delicious Inset Day lunch. Sous Chef Phil pictured here serving today. #ditchamdelicious https://t.co/10CgARrz2h

06 January

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Team photo at our Staff Inset Day today. We’re all looking forward to welcoming pupils and parents back to school - see you tomorrow! https://t.co/DmnTAjAFPD

03 January

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We were delighted to welcome former pupil Hugh Fulljames - was Gollner - with his daughter Darcey who popped in to school yesterday for a trip down memory lane. Great to meet you! #Ditchamhappymemories https://t.co/NE0jHqcP0T

09 July

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Let our #STEM week commence!! So many exciting activities, workshops and demonstrations from some amazing companies - thank you 🙏 @RoyalNavy @Siemens @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline @roamingrobots @ciwf https://t.co/uKUABrMmf0

06 July

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Did you know 2018 is the year of #engineering? At Ditcham we are promoting STEM to all of our #students to encourage them to consider their futures within these industries. https://t.co/mv9x5ehtn9 #womeninbusiness #YearOfEngineering @Siemens https://t.co/fN1mOqOr2H

05 July

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Doing amazing things to promote #Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths at Ditcham Park School…find out more https://t.co/0He8XP1IvD @bioPURE_service @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline #STEM #STEMweek https://t.co/Eief9ERpfs

03 July

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July 10th will see students in school taking part in a project designed by the Royal Society Of Chemistry . Completion of the project can earn students a Bronze CREST Award https://t.co/pokO7fspkk @RoySocChem @BritSciAssoc #STEM #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/xU0WvxttPw

29 June

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#Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths - giving our pupils the opportunity to explore more about these industries and helping them to make decisions on their future path in life. 😎 You can find out more about our #STEM day activities here: https://t.co/kuXQMi76uE https://t.co/VJ4XHYfMvC

27 June

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STEM DAY UPDATE: On Monday 9th July the Ditcham Park Senior school will be spending a day off site on #STEM inspiration trips 👍#engineering #maths #technology #science #education #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/sIYhS36OJf

21 January

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On the Menu Today... Chicken or Vegetable Curry to warm us all up, or channel a summer vibe with the Sundried Tomato & Red Pepper Frittata. Chocolate Brownie to finish "hides" a healthy (not so) secret ingredient! #ditchamdelicious

20 January

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Well done Raffi and Grace for being awarded a Monday lunchtime golf club trophy. #ditchamfreshair #golfinsunshine

19 January

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On the Menu for Monday... Street Style Hot Dogs! It's not too late - if your children aren't signed up for lunches but would like to join in the fun just let us know... email @accounts@ditchampark.com and we'll add them to the guest list! #ditchamdelicious

17 January

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Reception made a surprise visit to Kim, our Dragonflies Nursery Leader, to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Our original Dragonflies - who have flown to Reception - were very proud to raise their hands and tell everyone! Come and experience Dragonflies - Open Day - 11 March, 9am-11am #happybirthdaykim #ditchammagic

17 January

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Eager purchases at the Junior charity cake sale this morning! Middles have been studying rainforests and the chosen charity is International Orangutan Rescue. £119.21 was raised. Well done! Thank you for all the cake donations. #fridayfun #ditchamdelicious #cake

17 January

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On the Menu Today....it's "Fishy Fri-YAY" again, two ways no less! Breaded Fishcakes or Seared Pollock are the choices on offer OR will you go for Tempura Veg? Chicken Goujons are the Friday Treat alternative. Chef Neil, you are giving us so much choice! Thank you :-) #ditchamdelicious

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Life at Ditcham Park

Zach

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

I like playing outside at Nursery. PE is fun because we get to run and jump with Miss Batten. I like painting too. We are painting bird houses to go into our gardens today.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Nelly

Future Doctor

Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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