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Aims, Ethos and Vision

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Gascoigne Primary School is an inclusive and diverse school at the heart of its community.  It is a Rights Respecting school. All staff are committed to providing a high quality education which promotes achievement in a secure, positive and stimulating environment.  We value respect for the individual, encouraging full participation of children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.

Everyone is valued as individuals and staff achieve success for the pupils and themselves.  As a team, they share expertise, knowledge and skills. All staff at Gascoigne Primary strongly value the partnership between home, school and the community.


To provide an environment which:

  • Is safe for all, where children feel valued and secure and challenges can be seen as a learning opportunity;
  • Encourages children to play a full part in their school and wider community by developing an understanding of cultural and racial diversity;
  • Promotes good relationships amongst all members of the school community;
  • Raises children's expectations of their own performance;
  • Helps children appreciate the achievements and aspirations of others;
  • Celebrates the individuality of each child and provides equal opportunities for them to learn and develop;
  • Develops in children a respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.

To provide a curriculum which:

  • Values the development of the whole child;
  • Will take account of different learning styles and all abilities;
  • Is creative, challenging and meets the needs of our children;
  • Helps children develop enquiring minds, strategies to question and debate rationally and the ability to tackle problems in all areas of the school curriculum;
  • Teaches children to use language, mathematics and science confidently and effectively;
  • Helps children acquire knowledge, skills and concepts to develop independent learning;

To help children to:

  • Show tolerance and respect for all;
  • Develop and achieve a “can do” attitude;
  • Be responsible, respectful, resilient and reflective;
  • Be independent and self-motivated;
  • Speak confidently, discuss, initiate, question and explore;
  • Be empowered to make change and contribute as good citizens;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle;
  • Develop physically and mentally;
  • Take calculated and measured risks;
  • Make informed choices.


Gascoigne Primary is committed to providing the very best for all our children. We are a Rights Respecting school and believe that all individuals should be valued in a positive and supportive environment. Their time at our school should be about developing their talents, learning attitudes and character, so that our children will develop into successful citizens.


Our vision is a united community where all children feel cared for, respected and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.


Get in touch

Gascoigne Primary School Gascoigne Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7DR

Gascoigne Shaftesburys, Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex, IG11 7JA

020 8270 4291