Our vision at Mickleton Primary School, is to develop enthusiastic, confident and resilient learners, who have the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their aspirations as responsible citizens.

Mickleton Primary School

To become the person I need to be

Key Values and Principles

Our School Day


Gates open at 8:30am

Start times

Reception and Year 1 - 8:35am

Year 2 and Year 3 - 8:40am

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 - 8:45am


Drop-off will be from the same gate.


Collection times

Reception and Year 1 - 3:05pm

Year 2 and Year 3 - 3:10pm

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 - 3:15pm


Collection will be from the same gate.


Mickleton Primary School

Motivated, Persevering and Successful


Vision (What we are trying to achieve):

Our vision at Mickleton Primary School, is to develop enthusiastic, confident and resilient learners, who have the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their aspirations as responsible citizens


EthosTo be motivated, persevering and successful. 


Motivated – We aim to provide a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment where every child is able to fulfil their true potential. We strive to create motivated, independent life-long learners.


Persevering  – If we look throughout the world in every industry, in every culture, there’s one consistent trend among successful individuals, and that trend is the ability to persevere. It’s the ability to stand up and take a step forward when everyone else sits down.


Successful – We strive to ensure that every child feels unique and valued in order to develop and succeed as confident and responsible young citizens now and in the future.


Mickleton Values and British Values (What we believe in) 

Our core values are:

  • Respect

  • Pride

  • Compassion

  • Curiosity

  • Resilience

  • Tolerance


In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracythe rule of lawindividual libertymutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities.



Debating is central to many aspects of our curriculum with pupils developing skills in listening, responding and offering opinions in a well organised and respectful manner. Pupils understand that people hold different views, opinions and beliefs which may not be fully understood but will be tolerated and respected.


Pupils are elected democratically by their peers who identify the skills required to represent them most successfully.

Groups meet regularly with clearly focussed agendas where pupils learn that they can influence future developments in their ‘specialist’ areas.


Pupil Parliament: Begin their ‘election campaign’ by submitting a formal application for all ‘official’ roles. Which are shortlisted and appointed by a KS2 pupil vote. Presentations are given by those applying for ‘Prime Minister’ and Deputy Prime Minister. These are reviewed by KS2 pupils who vote for the candidate they feel will represent them to the best of their ability.

Parliament Roles:


Deputy Speaker                                                        

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Ministers      

Digital Ministers                                                       

Sports Ministers                                                        

Values and Ethos Ministers                                     

Charities Ministers                                                    

Health and Well – Being Ministers                         

Global Citizenship Ministers   



The Rule of Law


The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, school or country are consistently reinforced at Mickleton.

Pupils are taught from an early age the vision and values of the school. Pupils are taught the reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.


Pupils learn that breaking the laws of the class or school has negative consequences. They also learn that following rules and behaving well and with respect for others is rewarded through numerous systems such as praise, merits, awards, stickers, certificates, good choice rewards/ golden time. Pupils have many opportunities to reflect on their behaviours and actions.


Pupils learn that forgiveness and support to make amends are always available where others have been hurt or upset and our close working relationships with families enable our exclusions to be reduced to a minimum. We have regular visits from our local community police officers and health services as well as many community visitors who reinforce these messages.


Individual Liberty


Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our children understand that they have rights and freedoms as a member of Modern Britain.

From the moment pupils arrive in the Foundation Stage, and throughout their school journey, pupils develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes independence and confidence to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.

Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to do this safely, for example through our work in PSHE, circle times, class discussions and Online Safety days.

Mickleton has a robust anti-bullying culture (pupils define it as a ‘telling school’) and clear, consistently enforced behaviour policies in place.


Older pupils are expected to model appropriate behaviours to younger pupils and support their growth within Mickleton expectations. Within their key roles they have many opportunities to share what they have learned about ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

Forest School, sporting events, cluster/ county events and clubs all support pupils to become confident, thoughtful members of our community.


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs


Mutual respect and empathy lie at the heart of our Values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Our pupils understand that there are many faiths represented in modern Britain and an increasing amount in our community too. We learn about the major world faiths in line with the requirements of the Gloucestershire curriculum. 


Mickleton provides opportunities for the children to visit places of significant cultural interest and places of worship and we also regularly welcome visitors from a range of communities and traditions into our school. 


Through our commitment to developing these values in our pupils we are supporting them to:

  • Understand how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
  • Understand that the freedom to choose or hold different faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
  • Accept that other people having different faiths or beliefs to themselves (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Understand the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
  • Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Know right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England.
  • Accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
  • Acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by acquiring an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.
  • Show respect for other people.
  • Show respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.


Some of the opportunities which we use to heighten the whole school focus on different aspects of SMSC and British Values:

  • Economic awareness (KS2).
  • School charity.
  • Remembrance Day.
  •  Children in Need.
  • Operation Christmas child.
  • Christmas party and production.
  • Anti bullying day 
  • Residential.
  • World book day.
  • Multi-cultural day.
  • Easter.
  • Forest school.
  • Sports Day.
  • Class celebration days.


Promoting Equality and Diversity

As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:

  • eliminate discrimination,
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations

We understand the principal of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.

There are 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and all schools should be able to demonstrate that no form of discrimination is tolerated and that everyone within our school community shows respect for those who share the protected characteristics.  

The 9 Protected Characteristics are:          

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Rather than teaching all the protected characteristics in every year group, we ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding through our well-planned and delivered PSHE curriculum.  They also form part of our RE, History, Geography and English lessons; starting in EYFS, where positive messages on equality and diversity are shared with the children, including in books that form part of English lessons and early reading in KS1.


The nine protected characteristics are actively promoted in school through:

  • Our school core values
  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions
  • "No Outsiders" resources
  • Religious Education (RE) lessons
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice 
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community








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    • Year 1 97%%
    • Year 2 95%%
    • Year 3 98%%
    • Year 4 92%%
    • Year 5 97%%
    • Year 6 97%%
    Whole School - 96%%
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