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Christian Values and Ethos

Our school ethos is based around core Christian values and our main aim is to provide high achievement and learning with life ethic. Such an aim is realised by: 

  • Developing each child intellectually, spiritually, morally and socially
  • Enabling pupils to reach their potential
  • Fostering tolerance, cooperation and respect for each other
  • Developing the ability to work independently and collaberatively
  • Building up self-esteem and self-respect for themselves, for other children, adults and colleagues
  • Providing a happy, caring, structured and safe environment
  • Building respect and encouraging a responsible attitude to the natural environment 
  • Promoting a positive partnership between parents, staff and governors
  • Fostering links with the church and other community groups in our area


We concentrate on twelve chosen Christian Values. These are:

  • hope
  • trust
  • forgiveness
  • peace
  • friendship
  • justice
  • faith 
  • kindness
  • loyalty
  • love
  • responsibility
  • truth