Shawley Way Tattenham Corner Epsom Downs Surrey KT18 5PD


01737 350344



Our School Vision:


To be a community that strives for excellence and fosters a love of learning for all.

Our School Motto and Ethos:

Together we THRIVE

ogetherness — we believe that we are stronger when working together with others. We are a community school who value our partnerships with parents and carers, as well as other schools.

Happiness — we value the happiness of all those who play a part in our school community. This includes visitors, staff, parents and most of all the children, whose wellbeing and happiness are our first priorities. We know that healthy minds and healthy bodies are both important for happiness. We also know that children cannot learn unless they feel safe and well; they learn best when they are happily engaged in activities.

Resilience — we encourage children to persevere and demonstrate determination and self-belief. We expect children to try their hardest and keep going, asking for help when they need it.

Inspiration — we want our curriculum to inspire and excite children to be life long learners. Interesting and engaging learning opportunities are part of a rich, varied curriculum.

Values — our shared values are at the heart of school life.  Our focus on values reflects the wider development of each child and supports their personal, social and emotional development.

Excellence — drives our choices, our effort and our vision. We want to provide the very best for the children and we have high expectations of them, just as we encourage them to expect a lot of themselves and each other. Each child will be supported and challenged to achieve their personal best in their time with us. Our school will look and feel excellent to visitors, staff, parents and pupils.


Our SHARED Values:


Self-Discipline,   Self-Belief

Hope,                    Honesty

Appreciation,     Awareness

Respect,               Responsibility

Effort,                   Empathy

Democracy,         Determination

These key values underpin all that we do at school and are promoted through our ‘Value of the month’ and our 'Dojo Drive'.

Promoting British Values
The DfE have reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister recently.  At Shawley Community Primary School these values underpin the essence of all that we do, and are reinforced regularly.  Click here to read how we promote British values.