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Coppice Valley Primary School

Respect, Pride, Choice




Head Teacher, Mr Drake

Welcome to Coppice Valley Primary School
I am delighted to have the privilege of leading a dynamic and forward looking school that prepares our children for life in modern Britain.The aim of this page is to share with you what is really important to us; the beliefs and culture of our school. If you become part of our school, it is vital that you, as parents, support us wholeheartedly.

At Coppice Valley we are committed to:

  • nurturing kind, well-mannered children who work hard and happily, who take pride in themselves and who are challenged to be the best they can be
  • creating a learning culture which promotes a ‘Growth Mindset’ in which attitudes such as creativity, perseverance, resilience, collaboration and independence are encouraged.
  • children acquiring a set of moral and social values on which to base their own behaviour.
  • developing self-reliance, self-respect, self-confidence and self-discipline;
  • children taking responsibility for their work and behaviour, as part of a community which has respect for the thoughts and feelings of others.              
  • preparing children for adulthood and life in modern Britain, in the changing world of the twenty-first century

In practical terms, we achieve these aims through simple, but powerful, actions such as:

Work Hard 

At Coppice Valley we believe education should be engaging and highly motivational. We aim for all pupils to leave our school being confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Achieving this requires hard work and determination from pupils, staff and parents. We need your support at home if we are to achieve this aim. With this in mind, we ask for your commitment to read with your child daily and support them with any additional homework.

Behave Well

We are proud of the high standards of behaviour and conduct we achieve and insist upon. Our motto,” Respect, Pride, Choice” is at the heart of Coppice Valley –respect for yourself, others and the environment around you, pride in your work, behaviour and appearance and finally, making the right choices in all you do.

We have very high expectations of our children’s behaviour and as a result, our pupil’s behaviour is regularly praised by visitors. At Coppice we have a consistent, whole school positive approach to behaviour, where good choices are praised and recognised. We believe everybody in school has the right to feel valued, respected and safe therefore unacceptable behaviour is always challenged. If persistent poor behaviour occurs, we will contact parents to discuss the matter.

Look Smart

Being in uniform and looking smart has a huge positive impact on children’s attitudes and behaviour in school. For this reason, the school has a strict uniform and appearance policy and all children are expected to adhere to it. Our policy is important because it prepares children for life in the real world. It teaches our children to be smart, to dress appropriately, to be proud of their appearance, and to understand that in all walks of life in their future, they will be required to present themselves in a certain way. Parents are required to agree to support the policy and the wearing of school uniform.

Good Manners

We strongly believe in teaching children good manners and etiquette, to see them through life and give them the confidence to be in different social situations. Here at Coppice, we teach the children table manners when having their school lunch. We teach children to be polite and considerate – to hold doors open, to let people pass in front of them, to walk quietly through school.

It is important in life that we all show respect for rules and property as without this we cannot be responsible and considerate adults. For these reasons we insist the children look after the school environment by showing due care for the resources in the building, keeping the classrooms tidy and respecting the school grounds by staying on the paths and off the trees, grass, gravel and flower beds that surround the school.