The Poplar Promise

At Poplar Farm School we promote our curriculum and ethos through The Poplar Promise, which is taught to the children, and referred to in lessons, learning questions and assemblies.

We value the way in which all children are unique and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the rights of every child in our society. We respect each child in our school for who they are and we treat them with fairness and honesty. We endeavour to enable each child to be successful and we provide equal opportunities for all in our school. We value our environment and we aim, through our curriculum, to instil a sense of understanding and responsibility for our world and how that will impact on future generations as well as our own.

At Poplar Farm School we are:

Problem solvers

Open minded and curious

Positive and independent

Loved and nurtured

Accepting of all


Article 3: The best interests of a child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

At Poplar Farm School, teaching and learning is designed through our Enriched Curriculum, driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning. The children learn through relevant first-hand experiences that link around carefully chosen themes, delivered in a learning question style, with books and literacy themes at the core, developing wonder and curiosity. We encourage direct discovery learning, where we provide an environment and ethos that encourages children to discover their own answers through problem solving. Each learning question is used as a vehicle for delivering the National Curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) development statements and the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in a meaningful way.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.

Our Enriched Curriculum strives to deliver a twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent, responsible citizens. We work in partnership with our parents, and involve them with their child’s learning journey throughout school. Clubs, community links and our Rights Respecting work all contribute to our vision to develop the whole child during their time with us at Poplar Farm School.


C.I.T. Vision & Values


To create a first class infrastructure that influences education and enables outstanding lifelong learning.     


To put learners first every time and prepare them for their future.


TRUST – We underpin all relationships with trust.

RESPECT – We celebrate all individuals, organisations and cultures.

OUTSTANDING PROVISION – We develop excellence in learning that is at the heart of the community.

PERSONALISED LEARNING – We will nurture and inspire everyone.