School Vision Statement

By being a pupil at Smithy Bridge school we hope you will become a lifelong learner,
have a sense of the joy of learning, strive for excellence, be brave and persevere when you find things difficult, value friendship and enjoy the company of others,
be a ‘joiner’ and be confident to try out new experiences, meet new people and do new things, be able to respect the feelings, values and beliefs of others.

Aspire to be the best that you can be and to have a fulfilling future


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:


  • democracy

  • rule of law

  • individual liberty

  • mutual respect

  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs