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Our School and Values

History of Yardley Wood School

There has been a school in Yardley Wood since the first half of the 19th Century.  It is recorded in a book dated 1841, when the Headmaster was David White.  At this time, Yardley Wood was a sprawling rural community spread out around the edges of Yardley Wood Common, which was rough, open, common land covering most of the area. The first school in Yardley Wood was a Church or National School. It was housed in a two-storey meeting house, situated off the Yardley Wood Road on the border with Solihull Lodge. This building was used as school during the week and a place of worship on Sunday. In 1987 the school moved into its current buildings.

Vision and Values


Our shared School Vision at Yardley Wood Community Primary School is:


‘To provide a safe, welcoming and dynamic school community, built on positive relationships, where the value and potential of everyone is recognised and where the opportunities to explore, develop and un-lock these are not missed. We have a shared vision for our school where everyone is valued, everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher, in a place of safety where every person wants and provides the best for others and where we are building the skills, attributes and character for a future yet unknown.’


Our shared YWCPS Values:

 We value everyone as an individual and seek to develop their capability, confidence and self-esteem.

 We value positive, constructive relationships.

 We value and welcome all, irrespective of gender, race, beliefs, social background or abilities – we don’t ‘tolerate’ – we celebrate. Nobody is an outsider.

 We value honesty, integrity, truthfulness and compassion.

 We value courage, resilience and the empowerment of others.

 We value personal endeavour and success and we value the power of teamwork.

 We value positive behaviour and we value reflection, forgiveness and restorative behaviour when people make mistakes.

 We value good manners, kind words and positive action.

 We value cooperation, collaboration and community-spirit.

 We value personal accountability and we value social responsibility.

 We value creativity, taking risks, thinking differently and the freedom to explore and question everything.

 We value peace, we value love and we value understanding.

 We value safeguarding.

 We value kindness.

 We value our children and we value each other.


“It's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed…… we carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness….. If every single person made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place.” R.J Palacio ~ Wonder



Promoting Fundamental British Values


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:


  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs