Risley Avenue

Our School

Risley Avenue Mission Statement

Here at Risley we challenge and support every pupil to achieve their full potential in an atmosphere of respect. We prepare our children through irresistible learning opportunities to grow into responsible,  respectful, independent citizens who are equipped and confident to take their place in the wider world. Parents, governors, staff and children in this learning community strive every day to make Risley a vibrant, inclusive, safe and happy school. We aim to be remembered by all who come here as a place where learning is at the heart of living.

‘Respect, Aspire, Persevere, Succeed’ 





Risley Avenue Primary School Ethos and Values Statement


We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment which fosters mutual respect. We embrace diversity and want children to feel nurtured and supported so that they can reach their full potential. 


We Value:

  • Our pupils’ inquisitive and imaginative minds and their participation as members of our school community
  • Truthfulness, honesty, politeness and consideration towards others
  • Respect and tolerance of the opinions and beliefs of others.
  • Commitment and determination to realise dreams and the ability to inspire confidence and courage to achieve success.
  • The qualities of patience and sensitivity
  • Self-discipline, self-respect, empathy and the capacity to live as an independent, self-motivated person with an awareness of the world


Our core values are:

  • Respect (September)
  • Aspiration (October)
  • Perseverance (November)
  • Tolerance (December)
  • Honesty (January)
  • The Rule of Law (February)
  • Courage (March)
  • Hope (April)
  • Democracy (May)
  • Teamwork (June)
  • Love (July)

Democracy, The Rule of Law, (Mutual) Respect and Tolerance are four of the five British Values. The fifth British value of Individual Liberty is a focus of PSHE Lessons and assemblies. During such lessons, we teach children that they should take responsibility for their own behaviour. They are also supported to understand that they have rights and personal freedoms, which should be exercised safely.



The culture of our school will be based on mutual respect. All dealings between staff, pupils and parents will be characterised by a code of common courtesy and good manners. Partnerships, working together and celebrating our diverse cultures, are the corner stone of our school community. 

We are committed to providing a service to our pupils who are recognised as the most important group within the school community. Staff will demonstrate due consideration and respect for their pupils. Their right to voice opinions will be recognised and staff will work with pupils to deal with their concerns. 

Members of staff will make all efforts to improve the learning process and promote partnerships. Pupils will adopt an active role in their own learning. When dealing with difficult situations we will seek to resolve problems by mediation, respecting the feelings of all involved. 

The school will continue to develop its existing positive links with the local community and promote pride in its achievements and reputation.