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Visions and Values

Welcome to Great Barton CE Primary Academy.

Our Vision


Welcome to Great Barton CE Primary Academy, a small school in the beautiful village of Great Barton in Suffolk. 


At Great Barton we aim to create a school full of learning, through exciting opportunities, in which children feel safe and secure. We offer high quality teaching that embraces our school values and strives for excellence. We work with our local community to enhance both community life and the children’s learning experiences.  Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do, underpinning our teaching and learning.  We welcome all pupils, recognising that each one has different needs, abilities and interests. 



We aspire for every child at Great Barton to develop a love of learning, by offering a rich, well-sequenced curriculum that ensures progression of key knowledge and skills.  We aim for children to build upon their individual strengths and talents and to become confident, independent, happy and healthy citizens. 


Our aim is for our school to become a place where we can all develop both spiritually and morally, in turn becoming better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.


One of the key values at Great Barton is promoting the belief that every child ‘can do’ great things in their lives.


We summarise our vision in 5 key words:


# G. R. E. A. T.






"The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad" Psalm 126:3


We asked the children what these words meant to them and they said:

Growth means growing up, growing in education, growing in learning”; 

Respect our school, equipment, teachers, friends, the environment and other people”;

Enjoy our school, learning and the outdoors”;

Achieve great things and good behaviour” and

Team - working together: The Eco Team, School Council and class teams.”

These key principles underpin all of the work we do at Great Barton and reflect what we think makes us ‘great’! They are linked to our Friday “Greatness” Worship, which celebrates the achievements of all pupils.



Our Christian vision and values for life underpin the whole ethos of the school. Our values are:


    The children will take time every half term to explore and reflect upon each of the values.

    Each half term we focus on a different value - we have a home-school challenge to highlight this and our awards on Friday's Greatness Worship follow our core values and our focus Christian value.  Please visit the Collective Worship page of the website to see our home-school values challenge gallery.

    British Values in action at Great Barton

    What do our pupils think about Great Barton?

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