Dronfield Junior School

Dronfield Junior School
Reaching Potential

Mission, Vision, Values and Ethos

‘Reaching potential'

This is our school where we share our vision to develop happy, healthy, confident learners within an inclusive environment promoting equal opportunities for all.  We want our children, parents, staff and governors to be inspired by creative teaching and collaborative learning whilst expanding experiences.  Through rich and varied learning opportunities, we aim to challenge our children to have high aspirations and achieve their potential in everything they do.  We provide a safe, nurturing, caring environment and promote children’s health and wellbeing through physical activity and emotional literacy.  The uniqueness of each child is valued as we strive to develop creative, independent learners to become responsible well-rounded citizens equipped with the skills to meet the ever-changing demands of life in modern British society.  This is our school where a sense of personal pride and a pride in the learning community promotes readiness for the next stage of the life-long learning journey. 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality education in a safe & respectful environment that builds life skills and a foundation for life-long learning.

Our Vision Statement

Dronfield Junior School aspires to be one of the best within the next 3 years: in the top 10% of Derbyshire schools by pupil performance, attained through an ambitious curriculum taught by well qualified and highly motivated professional staff, yet providing a friendly and safe environment with plenty of fun opportunities for wider development of the whole child.

Our Core Values

Our core values of:

Respect and Resilience, Excellence, Autonomy, 

Curiosity and Honesty (REACH)

we feel are important aspects of a child’s education.  We believe these values guide our whole school community from day to day in our learning, thinking and decision making.  The impact of these values can be seen in the daily life of our school.


  • Help children develop to their full potential with lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and discuss rationally, and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills. 
  • Foster a warm and friendly atmosphere within a caring school community in which a child’s self-esteem and respect for others can develop.
  • Provide a broad, balanced curriculum which is appropriate and matched to the development level and needs of individual children, giving due regard to the fundamental importance of maths and language. 
  • Help children to acquire knowledge and skills, encouraging them to take pride in their achievements. 
  • Promote the need for good conduct and discipline. 
  • Promote respect for religious and moral values, and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life, and to understand the world in which we live, and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations. 
  • Provide all children with equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities regardless of race, gender, background, ability or disability. 
  • Recognise and promote the partnership between children, parents and school in the education of our pupils. 
  • Recognise and promote the role of the school within the community, and to encourage our children to care about, and take responsibility for, our environment both locally and globally.