Our Ethos

School Vision ~ Small School, Big Opportunities!

Our Vision was written by the children, staff and governors. It encapsulates what we believe our school is and should be.

Aims ands Values:

Intention 1:

To continue to provide an exciting, stimulating and enriched curriculum through which children achieve excellence and enjoyment

Intention 2:

Enable all within school to make a positive contribution in all aspects of their lives, in school, the community and with all our colleagues in Keswick MAT. To ensure that staffing arrangements fully support the aspirations of the school.

Intention 3:

 To develop further the Parent/School Partnership so that all our children benefit from supportive liaison.

Intention 4:

 To ensure that the learning experiences provided, promotes the children’s health & safety and that the school community ensures the children’s health & safety.

Intention 5:

 To develop “Personalisation” of learning, enabling all children to work towards achieving their potential.

Intention 6:

 To use monitoring, evaluation and assessment procedures that enhance the learning and teaching throughout the school.

Intention 7:

Make improvements to the school’s accommodation, which will have a direct influence on children’s education and well being.


We aim to present exciting challenges and enriched experiences. Wherever possible we maximise our own external environment creatively to fulfil sporting and curriculum needs. Each child benefits from an excellent child/teacher ratio and is supported to develop his or her personal academic potential.
Step inside our village school and into a haven for learning. Set in magnificent surroundings, Bassenthwaite Primary School provides a unique learning environment which, whilst preserving its legacy from the 19th century, is resourced and equipped to deliver an action packed stimulating curriculum into the 21stcentury.

A very caring family ethos prevails allowing all our children to thrive emotionally and develop good self-esteem and interpersonal skills.

We link with other small schools in the area to provide a comprehensive programme of activities such as outdoor pursuits, residential urban visits, sporting fixtures and theatre visits.