Values and Ethos

Marshside Primary School is a partnership of children, parents, staff and governors. In our school the ethos is to place the child at the centre of everything. We aim to be caring, of the child, of each other, and of the wider community (including parents and carers).

Our Mission Statement is:

The little school with a BIG heart and BIG ambitions

Our HEART Values 


  • Know that school is a safe space where we can relax and be ourselves
  • To be heard and express ourselves clearly and respectfully

Empathy and Tolerance

  • Respect ourselves and others
  • To show empathy to others
  • To spread kindness to others

Aspire and Achieve

  • To take educated risks and try new things
  • Have confidence in ourselves; to believe we can achieve anything
  • To have a positive attitude
  • To be resilient, independent and self-sufficient


  • To be polite and courteous to others
  • To take pride in ourselves and our community
  • To spend time outdoors and care for the environment


  • To feel loved and know that we matter
  • To find our passion
  • To feel safe and happy
  • To love being in school and being part of our community
  • Have fun