Broadway Avenue, Milton Keynes, MK14 5PY

Our Ethos and Vision

At Giffard Park Primary School we strive to create a culture of learning, where children are happy, enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious and where every child has the opportunity to achieve their own potential.

We encourage mutual respect, support and collaboration between all children and adults, both within the school and the wider community.

We believe that it is important to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment for all our children, thereby promoting a sense of pride in themselves and our school.

Through the development of a growth mindset culture, children have a better understanding of how they learn best and how to take responsibility for their own learning. Our children are learning how to grow into independent learners who are willing to strive, even when learning is not easy. When faced with new challenges, they now say: “I can’t do this – YET!”


Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a culture of learning, where nurtured, enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious children have the opportunity to achieve their own potential.

This vision will be delivered through our understanding that every single child matters and we value each child for their different strengths, qualities and beliefs.

We will support and enable every individual regardless of ability, to achieve their full potential, to prepare for future life and to become lifelong learners, developing a thirst for learning and to become respectful well rounded citizens equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

By putting learning at the heart of everything that we do, we strive to develop our children as active and resilient learners who thrive in a caring, supportive environment.

Learning in the classroom is complimented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which will enable our children to find, understand and reach their aspirational dreams.

Our vision is to become an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated school, where children flourish and become well rounded, future leaders, across all areas.



We expect the highest possible standards of behaviour from all pupils and in order to achieve this we have established a School Charter. The SMART Charter is used across the school with all pupils from Foundation to Year 6 and sets out the attitudes and values that we believe underpin the ethos of our school.


SMART   learners are:


Sensitive                Kind, gentle and helpful to others.

                     Taking others' feelings into consideration, being fair to all and respectful


Motivated               Hard workers who have a go.

                      Putting in maximum effort, challenging themselves and supporting others,                                       ambitious and resilient


Aspiring                To be the best they can and believe in themselves

                     Committed and ambitious, always aiming high


Responsible             Careful with property and nature.

                   Proud of our school and caring for the environment


Truthful                 Honest and always tell the truth

                     Taking responsibility for their actions and are trustworthy


For information on how to help your child develop their growth mindset, click on the file below.