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Our Vision

‘Inspiring children through excellence’

Our school curriculum is underpinned by our five P.R.I.D.E. values:


Positive attitudes to everything we do


Respect for ourselves and for each other


Independence of thought and of action


Difference, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and the diversity of our school community


Excellence in all we do

We believe that we are preparing our children for lifelong learning and that it is our duty to provide a climate where all children feel confident and valued.  We advocate an inclusive approach to teaching and learning that celebrates diversity and recognises children as individuals, respecting their rights, values and beliefs.  Our broad, balanced and enriching curriculum offer equips children with the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed choices so that they are able to lead happy and fulfilling lives.
At our school, we have high expectations of presentation and actively encourage all children to take pride in their work. 

Curriculum Aims and Objectives

The prime aim of our curriculum is to promote children’s independence, excellence, perseverance, self-discipline and lifelong love of learning.  At Great Bookham School, we take a thematic approach to learning to nurture children’s passions and interests, and to provide them with a range of rich and memorable experiences.  Carefully chosen themes help to promote children’s engagement through creative topics and hands-on activities.  A cross-curricular approach to thematic learning also helps to make purposeful links between subjects and establish meaningful connections to the real world. 

The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability;
  • to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;
  • to teach children the basic skills of literacy and numeracy;
  • to foster children’s creativity and develop independence of thought;
  • to teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time;
  • to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage (FBV);
  • to enable children to make a positive contribution to the community in which they live and to the wider society as a whole;
  • to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education;
  • to teach children to understand right from wrong;
  • to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all;
  • to raise standards by ensuring consistency and continuity of learning and teaching;
  • to ensure an inclusive ethos where children are motivated and engaged regardless of their gender, ability, background or beliefs;
  • to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem so that they are able to live and work co-operatively with others;
  • to nurture children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development (SMSC)
  • to recognise and celebrate success in everyone.