Ethos, Mission, Vision and Aims
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
We are a learning community
- built on the firm foundation of the Christian faith
- where each individual is highly valued and cared for
- where concern and support for others is central to our work
- where all achieve together and grow as individuals
To enable this mission to be realised, the school
- cares for
all its members
Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ Luke 10:27 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised
We strive to be at the heart of the local community, creating a welcoming, supportive, loving and inclusive environment, where we are building positive relationships, so everyone feels respected and valued. With pupils, staff, parents, governors and wider school community working together, we aim to extend opportunities for sustainable care to meet the needs of all the school family. We have a vision of children developing lives that reflect Christian and British values and teachings. We nurture, motivate and raise the aspirations of individuals within the school community based on our core Christian values of forgiveness, friendship, perseverance and responsibility. In celebrating their God-given talents and abilities we aim to ensure that each child can develop spiritually and fulfil their potential, gain confidence and self esteem and grow as an independent, respectful citizen, prepared for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
'a caring Christian community where everyone matters'
We aim to create a community that:
- involves pupils, staff, parents and governors and wider community working together, where all are valued equally
- encourages an independent life-long desire to learn
- celebrates learning in all its forms
- is happy, caring, loving and supportive
- promotes high self-esteem and confidence
- provides a safe environment in which all can develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally
- encourages a healthy lifestyle
- affirms strong moral values
- develops awareness of our British values and beliefs and those of others, within school, the local community and wider world
- nurtures good citizens for the diverse society in which we live