our 6rs ethos

Our ethos and aims are based on our school values – the 6Rs. These values underpin everything we do as a school. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS, is the value central to life at RAB. Our remaining Rs are Risk Taking, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflective and aRticulate (we did cheat a little with the last one!).

We celebrate the fact that we are a large school, which enables us to offer extensive opportunities – academically, pastorally and socially – in a family environment where everyone is valued as an individual.


Our overarching vision is for R A Butler Academy to be a place of nurturing, dynamic learning where high academic achievement and emotional well-being are equally valued and celebrated. Through positive partnerships between family, community and school, we develop confident, respectful children who are motivated to take the next steps in their educational journey and life’s adventures, making positive contributions to the world.

We will achieve this by providing a safe and secure learning environment where children are known as individuals. Our rich, engaging curriculum, based on high quality texts and inspiring learning experiences, give planned opportunities for children to participate in academic, sporting, arts, music, environmental and pastoral activities which are designed to develop the whole child. We expect our Year 6 children to be leaders of the school and show great independence and they all have roles to ensure they have the opportunity to practice these essential life skills

Our dedicated staff are passionate about creating stimulating learning environments to ensure that the children at RAB get the best start in life. We look outwards and learn from others to ensure we are providing an educational experience of excellence.