Coatesville Primary School is an authorised International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School.  The IB-PYP focusses on the total growth of the developing child and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs, in addition to academic needs, the PYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national and international systems to create a relevant and engaging framework for all children. The PYP offers a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning.

International Baccalaureate Organisation Mission Statement


‘The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’


The IB Learner Profile underpins all IB Programmes. The 10 attributes that characterise successful learners are:

Inquirers - Develop their natural curiosity and acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

- Explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

- Give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

- Understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
Caring - Show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. Have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

- Exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognise and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

- Understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

- Act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

- Understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

- Approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.