Values and Ethos

At Cowlersley Primary School we take pride in developing effective teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children well. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum.

Our children are given time to explore their learning and develop deep understanding. We celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not afraid to make mistakes.


We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their behaviour and learning so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve issues and problems and respond to feedback. Children are praised for their hard work, determination and having a positive attitude. 

In order to create an inclusive school where everyone can flourish, whatever their background, we promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated, both within school and the wider world.


Safeguarding and welfare is extremely important and pupils are taught the virtues of honesty, kindness and what it means to be courageous. Special care is taken to educate everyone in the Cowlersley community about the needs of others and how best to meet them. We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and outside agencies and actively seek to engage with them in a positive and supportive manner. 

Good teaching is a key priority in our school and the relationship between staff and children underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning. Staff are actively involved in identifying their support and training needs and this leads to careers with clear progression. We ensure there is a wide range of high quality training available and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.

It is our aim for all children to leave Cowlersley Primary School as independent learners with self-belief and an abiding respect for others. We aim to instil a life long love for learning, high aspiration and a strong grounding for future success. 

Parent Comment

"Just to say how happy I am with the school since September. The atmosphere in the school is fantastic.


Well done to the teachers and assistants & a special thank you to the very helpful and friendly staff in reception. What an improvement! "

Alexandra Jagger


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