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Our Ethos

Alma Ethos and Vision

Our school ethos was established when the school was founded and has recently been reviewed by the Governing Body and School Leadership Team (summer 2019). The revised ethos statement below is based on three pillars which guide our work. 


Our ethos

A Commitment to Meaningful Learning and Excellence for All

We support and challenge our children to make maximum progress, whatever their starting point.  Alongside excellent teaching and learning in Maths, English and Science, our broadly-based curriculum enables children to develop skills for 21st century life including creativity, communication and collaboration, as well as high quality Jewish Studies and Hebrew as a modern foreign language. We instil in our children a lifelong love of learning and enquiry to help them continue to achieve throughout their lives.


Inclusivity Rooted in Jewish values

We welcome children from across the Jewish community and of other faiths and communities. We welcome children with special educational needs, and those from all identities and backgrounds.  Children learn from each other and about the beliefs and practices of others, to develop a strong appreciation and respect for Judaism and for other religions and cultures.  Our children develop universal, spiritual and ethical values underpinned by Jewish traditions, so they grow up understanding the world and are equipped to take their place in it as global citizens.

A Nurturing Community

Our children and families feel valued and secure as members of the Alma community.  Our small size means we know and care for each child individually, nurturing them to overcome any challenges they may face and achieve their full potential.  We create a fun, caring environment which encourages friendship, confidence and wellbeing.


Our vision

Our vision reflects our school motto, which is taken from t'hilim (psalms). The phrase is 'Olam Hesed Yibane', we can be translated to mean 'A world built on kindness'.

Our vision is that Alma children reach their full potential and embody 'a world built on kindness' in all that they do.