High Cross Primary School - Ysgol Gynradd High Cross
  1. 01633 895472 & 01633 920390
  2. highcross.primary@newportschools.wales

'Together we grow and shine'

'Gyda’n gilydd, rydyn ni’n tyfu a serennu'


Vision, Aims and Values

Our Vision


Our School Motto is 'Together we grow and shine'


We create an engaging, exciting and authentic curriculum that is ambitious, inspires curiosity and stimulates. Respect is at the heart of our school community. Pupils gain a strong sense of well-being and the confidence to persevere and achieve.  We pride ourselves in providing a challenging and rewarding education, which enables every pupil to succeed. The Four Purposes lead our values and our values shapes our vision. 

  • Developing our shared vision and focusing on learners’ cognitive and social-emotional outcomes.
  • Creating and supporting continuous learning opportunities for all staff that is focused on the learners’ learning and school goals.
  • Promoting team learning and collaboration among all staff, and learning how to work best together as a team.
  • Establish a culture of enquiry, innovation and exploration, with staff engaging in forms of enquiry to investigate and extend their practice.
  • Modelling and growing learning leadership with a strong focus on an integrated approach to responding to learners learning and other needs.
  • Learning with and from the external environment and wider learning system by collaborating, learning and exchanging knowledge with peers in other schools and networks. 
  • Embedding systems for collecting and exchanging knowledge for learning, with systems in place to examine progress impact.


Relationships at the Heart of High Cross

At High Cross we encourage positive relationships among all members of our school community, in order to ensure everyone feels safe, secure and valued within our school.

As part of this we recognise the need for a consistent whole school approach. We have taken steps to achieve this by introducing our three new school rules to our pupils. These are displayed in classrooms and other visible areas around the school.

Our school Rules are:

  • Be Kind
  • Be Ready
  • Be Respectful


We have also introduced ‘Relentless Routines’ which are being reinforced and carried out across all areas of our school. These are:

Legendary lines
● Wonderful walking
● Hand signal to stop and listen

These simple yet very effective changes are already having a positive result for both staff and pupils.