‘Small but Mighty’


“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” 
Matthew 13 31-32


Our  Vision

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Inspired by the parable of the mustard seed, we believe that by cherishing every member of our small school and nurturing their talents we will grow and flourish together; achieving more both as individuals and as a community. Just as the mustard tree provides a safe perch for all the birds of the air, Kennet Valley School is inclusive and welcoming to all members of our diverse community. Out aspiration is that through personalised provision out children’s gifts are recognised, developed and celebrated. 

For our children to truly flourish, they must be equipped with more than just the essential academic, artistic and athletic skills. We ensure our curriculum in aspirational, sustainable and inclusive. It is designed to broaden, deepen and consolidate children’s knowledge and understanding whilst providing the space for them to branch out and engage in personal enquiry appropriate to their age and stage of development.

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Our Core Values

Learning makes use of the real-life opportunities presented by our unique setting. Personal development sits at the heart of our curriculum with our core values of Compassion, Curiosity and Courage (and the associated behaviours of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience) underpinning all we do.

On leaving Kennet Valley School, we want our children to be identifiable by their virtues, words and deeds, showing compassion to all, learning with curiosity and having the courage to be true to themselves.

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