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Clyst St Mary Primary School

Nurture and Grow Together Through Aspiration, Resilience and Kindness

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Vision and Ethos


Our Vision

Clyst St Mary Primary School is known for its  commitment to fostering a nurturing environment where every child is encouraged to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally and to ‘nurture and grown together’  We have identified the key values of kindness, resilience, and aspiration that underpin the ethos of Clyst St Mary Primary School and permeate every aspect of school life.


Values in School Life

The values of kindness, resilience, and aspiration are integrated into every aspect of school life at Clyst St Mary Primary School. From the classroom to the playground, from extracurricular activities to community events, these values serve as guiding principles that shape behaviour, decision-making, and relationships within the school community. The emphasis on kindness, resilience, and aspiration has a profound impact on student well-being and achievement at Clyst St Mary Primary School. The nurturing environment created by these values promotes a positive school culture where students thrive and excel.



At Clyst St Mary Primary School, kindness is not just a value; it's a way of life. The school community embraces kindness as a fundamental principle, promoting empathy, compassion, and respect for others. Pupils are encouraged to demonstrate acts of kindness in their interactions with peers, teachers, and the wider community, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and accepted.



Resilience is a cornerstone of the ethos at Clyst St Mary Primary School, empowering students to overcome challenges, persevere in the face of adversity, and bounce back from setbacks. Through a growth mindset approach, students are taught to embrace mistakes as opportunities for learning, develop problem-solving skills, and cultivate the resilience needed to navigate life's ups and downs with confidence and determination.



Clyst St Mary Primary School instils a culture of aspiration, inspiring students to dream big, set ambitious goals, and strive for excellence in everything they do. The school celebrates individual achievements in assemblies and classes. We encourage students to explore their passions, talents, and interests, fostering a sense of self-belief and confidence in their ability to succeed. Through a rich and varied curriculum, pupils are exposed to a wide range of experiences and opportunities that broaden their horizons and ignite their aspirations for the future.


Core Aims


  • To nurture self esteem and confidence


  • To develop a thoughtful, kind and caring young person


  • To create resilient young people


  • To create aspirational young people


  • To teach children how to live safely in the modern world