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Ethos & Values


  • To provide children with an inspirational and authentic learning experience, set in the context of real life.
  • To provide children with secure foundations by teaching key skills for life.
  • To ensure that everyone in the school community takes responsibility for their learning by understanding the value it has both now and in the future.
  • To prioritise and promote the welfare and well being of children and their families.
  • To ensure that the school values are promoted, underpinning behaviours and attitudes of all stakeholders both in school and in the wider community.
  • To ensure that the strengths in all children are celebrated and nurtured.
  • To have fun!


We believe that “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

Hollingbourne School is ‘a learning community developing hearts and minds’. The school focuses on the development of the whole child, including skills and values as well as knowledge. It is a friendly and caring school, where expectations of all are high. It has an ethos underpinned by the school’s key values of: resilience, acceptance, aspiration, honesty, collaboration, respect.


Our values are:

Resilience: 'Willingness to work hard'

Acceptance: 'See with your heart not with your eyes'

Aspiration: 'Be the best version of you'

Honesty: 'Do the right thing, even when no one is looking'

Collaboration: 'Stronger together'

Respect: 'To be a good citizen'

Each week, children can be nominated as Hollingbourne Heroes if they are spotted meeting the school values.