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Our Ethos & Values


Be proud; be the best you can be


  • We want our school to be a positive, ambitious, welcoming and nurturing place where everyone is respected and listened to.
  • We want everyone to be supported and challenged to reach their potential and be prepared for the next step in their lives.
  • We uphold high expectations and take pride in ourselves, our successes, our achievement and our work.


Our Vision is underpinned by our P.R.I.D.E. Values

  • P upil Voice - enabling all learners to communicate their needs, choice and control
  • R espect - respect for one another and our environment
  • I ndependence - encouraging all learners to be as independent as possible
  • D ignity - implementing the highest levels of care and concern at all times
  • E ntitlement - the right to receive a broad and balanced, high quality, personalised learning programme


  • To recognise that every child is an individual with individual needs and abilities and to ensure they have access to a curriculum which embraces the development of cognitive, social, moral, spiritual and creative learning.
  • To ensure that pedagogy and assessment enable and reflect the progress made by individuals.
  • To provide an environment in which each individual can develop and make progress.
  • To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which meets the needs of our pupils.
  • To promote high expectations for learning, behaviour and teaching to monitor standards of pupil achievement and the quality of teaching.
  • To provide an exciting and challenging environment for learning.
  • To ensure that each pupil is able to achieve his or her fullest potential through planning, recording, assessing and monitoring in a systematic way.

Get in touch

Kelford School, Oakdale Road,
Kimberworth, Rotherham,
S61 2NU

01709 512088