Vision, values and ethos


We aim to be an outstanding school for challenging children, which offers a safe and stimulating learning environment where pupils are able to develop socially, academically and emotionally. Through ongoing self-assessment and development, excellent recruitment processes and high expectations of both staff and pupils, we plan to provide a high quality of education, pastoral support and excellent opportunities for children and young people.


"Lodestar provides our young people with a safe, respectful and inspiring learning environment where love, care and structure allow opportunities for success academically and socially."

Lodestar Aims

  • To develop our total curriculum provision to ensure that we offer high quality learning opportunities that are able to meet the needs of each pupil.
  • To positively develop our community presence through local projects and learning topics.
  • To provide safe boundaries for all children and young people at Lodestar.
  • To ensure that all pupils are adequately supported, appropriately challenged and have a variety of opportunities to exceed expectations and overcome barriers to learning.
  • To give children and young people experiences which help shape and develop positive citizenship and emotional resilience.


Lodestar is underpinned by a clear set of values which we abide to ourselves through our curriculum and processes, and which we teach to our pupils.

The Lodestar values are:

  • Consideration
  • Forgiveness
  • Ownership
  • Relationship
  • Achievement

We also cover within our curriculum the 5 British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs