Our School Values

Our Holly Park Values are embedded in our vision. A value is a principle that guides our thinking and our behaviour.

At Holly Park, every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school. Values support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school.

We want these values to be  ‘living the values’. We believe that they are values which are important within the school community and which will also be important throughout life.

Through values we aim to:

  • Improve behaviour, conduct and self confidence by developing strong values within the pupils at the school.
  • Encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives both in school and out.
  • Promote values to pupils in every aspect of school life.
  • Promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils
  • Display our school values 
  • Enable children to focus upon the positive aspects of themselves that they can value, thereby reminding them of their individual worth, their worth in the school and wider communities and the worth of those communities themselves.
  • To raise standards by promoting a school ethos and vision that is underpinned by core values which support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere

 Values Education has a crucial role in education, because it plays a part in raising achievement and it encourages pupils to be emotionally intelligent, articulate learners. Values supports quality teaching and learning, whilst making a positive contribution to the development of a fair, just and civil society.

At Holly Park our values come from our school vision. These are values that we feel we want our children to really master.  They are core values for our school. They help everyone in our school community towards a common goal.

These values help to establish: decision making, behavioural expectations and a positive identity. They set the tone for behaviour, attitudes, and interactions, creating an environment where everyone is aligned, motivated, and invested in the success of the school community.

At Holly Park we want our children to be:

  •     respectful
  •     resilient
  •     kind
  •     inquisitive


Being respectful means you act in a way that shows care for how your actions may impact others. We can show respect for people, places, and things. For example: Using kind or polite words even when you’re upset.


Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong. Dealing with challenges and still holding your head up. Giving things a go or trying your best. Being strong on the inside. Being able to cope with what life throws at you and learning from our mistakes.


Kindness is being selfless, caring, compassionate, and unconditionally kind. Kindness takes practice to understand and feel it. We share kindness with others through kind acts such as a smile, a nice word, an unexpected deed, or a planned surprise.


Being inquisitive involves asking questions, finding answers or creating solutions and not being afraid of failure.