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Visions and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.


Our school values are: Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Kindness and Positivity.



Tell the truth

Make amends

Accept consequences



Treat other how you would like to be treated

Be polite

Have patience



Think about how others are feeling

Say sorry

Be tolerant



Show others that they are valuable by how you treat them

Share with others

Put others first



Look for the positive in every situation

Be resilient

Learn from mistakes


We would like to welcome you to our school. We hope that you will feel Darton Primary School is the school you wish to choose for your child. We place our children at the centre of everything that we do and we value highly, the positive relationships we have built and the benefits of working in collaboration with parents, the local community and St. Mary’s Academy Trust.


Our vision is to be the best that we can be and we have a lot to be proud about at Darton Primary School. We have a rich, broad and balanced curriculum and we hope to instill a love of learning in all children. We have high expectations and aspirations of all our staff and pupils and we strongly believe in giving children a range of experiences in their time at Primary school that will prepare them both academically and socially for their next stage of their learning.


The school is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school.

We would be pleased to show you around Darton Primary School, for you to feel the friendly atmosphere here, give you the opportunity to meet the staff and see the children as they work and play together.


Every child deserves to be successful, and our role is to help them blossom, grow and believe that everything is possible.




Every child, every family, every day.





St Mary’s Academy Trust is a family of schools founded upon our key values, delivering educational excellence in order that each child thrives within our safe and nurturing environment.




Here at St. Mary’s Academy Trust we believe in every child, every family, every day.

The best for our children is central to every decision made. Our family of schools are committed to our trust values of community, courage and compassion.


Community – we develop positive relationships with the wider community, built upon mutual trust, cohesion, removing barriers and providing memorable lifelong experiences for all.

Courage – with enthusiasm, shared responsibility and pride, we push boundaries to deliver educational excellence and to challenge injustices, inequality and the status quo to ensure that a person’s background does not shape who they are or what they can achieve.

Compassion – in all that we do, including when faced with challenge or adversity, we treat all people with respect, demonstrating in our actions and behaviour empathy, kindness and tolerance for all.