Ethos and Values

School Motto

'Positive Minds, Positive Futures'


Our children will develop into well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. Our school community will provide this in a nurturing environment which develops and inspires every child ensuring the highest standards of educational progress and personal growth.


A value is a principle that guides our thinking and our behaviour.

At Gayton our values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school.

These are our 6 core values:

Friendship, Respect, Perseverance, Truthfulness, Compassion & Courage.

All staff and children are expected to demonstrate and actively promote our 6 values at all times within school. Our values should be evident throughout all aspects of school life and are reinforced continually within and outside of the classroom. In our celebration assembly on a Friday, children are awarded values certificates for demonstrating one of the values.