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Lower Darwen Primary School: We are proud of our school!
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Lower Darwen Primary School: We are proud of our school!

Ethos and School Values

Our motto

Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. Our school motto is:

We are proud of our school.

School Ethos and Vision

We will support each other to reach our utmost potential through self-belief, determination and by embracing every opportunity to learn.  We are proud of our school and help each other to achieve our dreams. 

Areas of Learning

We aim to develop every child's knowledge, skills, understanding and experiences in six key areas of learning: academic, physical, creative, cultural, entrepreneurship, and moral and spiritual.

The school is also committed to ensuring that the every child matters outcomes are achieved. The five outcomes are: be healthy, achieve and enjoy, economic well-being, make a positive contribution and stay safe.


Lower Darwen expects high standards of behaviour and learning from everyone involved in the school as it strives for excellence in all aspects of school life. The school rules are based around our school motto: 'We are proud of our school.'


School Aims

The aims of Lower Darwen Primary School are:

  • to teach the knowledge and skills relevant to the individual needs of all our pupils
  • to develop positive attitudes towards learning
  • to promote achievement and life-long learning
  • to provide a caring environment where self-discipline, respect for others and good manners are valued and nurtured
  • to provide an exciting, stimulating and challenging curriculum that is broad and balanced and allows children to develop their skills in the six areas of learning and the every child matters outcomes
  • to promote and develop community links with parents, governors, children, staff and the wider community
  • to celebrate achievement and success


Curriculum drivers

To help us achieve our aims and vision- the curriculum is planned through a series of curriculum drivers: self-belief, determination, integrity, courage, achievement, entrepreneurship and leadership.


Equality Statement


The school aims to ensure that all its stakeholders (pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community) are treated with respect and not discriminated against because of their economic circumstances, race, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


Lower Darwen Primary School is committed to the ethics of equality and opportunity as a way of promoting an inclusive school. All our policies and procedures reflect this commitment.