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.

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Life at Ditcham Park

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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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