Our Aims

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR A LOVE OF LIFE AND A LOVE OF LEARNING

Our school is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England Primary School. As such it has a Trust Deed which states that the school “shall always be in union with and conducted upon the principles and in furtherance of the ends and designs of the Incorporated National Society for promoting the education of the poor in the principles of the established Church”. 

All pupils at our school are important, and our ethos celebrates diversity of experience, interest and achievement. “The core purpose of any Church school is to maximise the learning potential of every pupil within the love of God.” (Valuing All God’s Children, May 2014). 

Vision and Aims 

We believe that

  • Every child is entitled to enjoy his/her childhood
  • Every child should be valued for his/her individual strengths
  • Every child should experience success

Our vision is that children will leave our school with

  • An enquiring mind, a desire for knowledge and a love of learning
  • High self-esteem and personal expectation, and a sense of achievement
  • An understanding and appreciation of Christian values
  • A respect for self and others
  • A developing spirituality
  • A foundation of key skills – linguistic, mathematical, scientific, creative, technical, physical, personal and social

We aim to make our school a place where

  • We foster a love of learning, a love of life, a love of one another, a love of God
  • Learning and achievement are rich and creative experiences for every child
  • We provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum through which everyone is encouraged to achieve their potential
  • Everyone learns as part of our co-operative and supportive community
  • We value the contribution that parents make to their children’s learning
  • People of all faiths and cultures are welcome
  • Individual strengths are valued and diversity celebrated
  • All are treated equally and given equality of opportunity regardless of gender, special needs, disability, race, religion or background
  • Children feel safe and secure
  • Children make positive contributions to the school and the wider community
  • Everyone respects each other
  • Children develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, for each other, for the school, and for the local area and the world
  • Children can develop in mind, body and spirit
  • Christian values are modelled and taught, and understanding and respect for other faiths are established