Ethos and Values

“Cuffley School is a happy and welcoming place. Pupils enjoy coming to school and get along with one another and their teachers.  They feel safe, secure and valued.”

Ofsted, 2-3 October 2013


At Cuffley School we believe in developing the whole child.  It is important to us to:

  • develop a sense of belonging and enhance children’s  life opportunities;
  • enable every child to achieve their potential and make a significant contribution to society.

We have a strong sense of family and community at Cuffley.  We are proud that children feel that they belong here and form very positive relationships both with their peers and adults alike. We actively promote our 6 ‘Rs’ for learning: Responsibility,  Resilience, Respect, Resourcefulness, Reasoning and Reflection. There are high expectations for behaviour an emphasis on children taking responsibility for their actions. Self-confidence, developing positive self-esteem and personal development are started in the Early Years, building on what the children bring with them, and continue and broaden throughout school.

We actively promote British Values through delivering a broad and balanced curriculum which appeals to, and challenges, children of all ages. The school also takes the opportunity to promote these values during class lessons, in assemblies and more explicitly in Personal Social Health Education and Religious Education lessons.  At Cuffley School we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values.