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Our Ethos and Values

For every child the chance to shine

Our staff and School Community Council members help to set the vision for our school. This vision sets out the ethos we aim to build within school, and the values which underpin our work, based on three key principles:

At the heart of the community

Medmerry prides itself on its community feel, and on the role it plays within the wider community of Selsey. Our aim is for our pupils to participate within the community both within the school and through engaging with organisations and people in the town. We work closely with parents to support children in becoming confident individuals who can play a full role in the community.


High expectations for everyone

All staff at our school have high expectations, both for themselves and of what our pupils can accomplish. We model these high expectations in our work with children, so that they develop a sense of self-belief and set high expectations for themselves. We celebrate pupils’ successes in all areas, both in and out of school, providing challenge to enable them to achieve more, and valuing risk-taking that allows children to learn from both their mistakes and their successes.


A curriculum for curiosity

At Medmerry, we value all aspects of the curriculum in its broadest sense, from reading and arithmetic, to computing and the arts. Teachers develop the curriculum to provide lessons which inspire pupils to further their learning, including outside of school. We aim to provide learning opportunities that promote a sense of curiosity in our pupils, introducing them to new ideas and enabling them to develop their own interests and aspirations.