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Alexander Dickson Primary School Alexander Dickson Primary School

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School Ethos

Alexander Dickson is a warm, welcoming school, where children are encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of school life. Pastoral care is central to ensuring that children can flourish and fulfil their potential. Staff ensure that learning is fun and appropriate for every learner. Teaching is of a high quality and children are given opportunities to develop skills for life-long learning. A stimulating learning environment is provided and this helps support the effective learning and teaching that permeates throughout the school.


In Alexander Dickson we strive to ensure our children feel safe, valued, cared for and respected.  Good relationships exist and genuine, open communication is promoted at all levels.


Mission Statement

Our mission statement, generated by the children, is:
“Our school builds relationships with kindness and honesty. We encourage creativity, imagination and independence. We will develop learning for life and work through effort and collaboration”.


School Motto:

Our motto is:-

“Helping small people with big ideas”.


Key Values

Our values are:-

o Honesty
o Learning 

o Kindness 

o Friendship 

o Effort



Our ethos, of which we are proud, cannot be felt fully unless you come and visit us!  Please click here to get in touch and come meet the ADPS family.