“Pupils flourish at this nurturing school”
Ofsted Inspection Report
At our school every child is made to feel special because we are committed to meeting their individual needs.
Our pupils make excellent progress academically and our aim is for them to develop as well rounded individuals who are happy, confident and excited by what our school can offer them.
Our School Ethos – What inspires us
As a church school our ethos is rooted in our Christian faith and we seek to encourage a understanding of the meaning and significance of faith in the lives of our children. We believe that our children have unlimited potential and we strive to play our part in the promises of God for their future.
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’ Jeremiah 29:11
Our Vision – What we aspire towards
We seek to be an outstanding school whose Christian character and educational excellence provides all our children with the strongest of foundations for their lives ahead, whatever their faith or background. We strive to provide true ‘Learning for Life’ by educating the whole child, preparing them intellectually, emotionally and spiritually for the future and giving them the confidence and self-belief to realise their full potential.
Our Values – What makes us who we are
Our school is built upon four core values which are founded in our Christian ethos and reflect who we are as a community. These four pillars lie at the heart of all that we do and underpin our work and how we go about achieving our vision.
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things….And the God of peace will be with you” Philippians 4:8-9
We believe that every one of us is made in the image of God and is therefore uniquely valuable and worthy of the highest respect. We are an inclusive, loving community that seeks to model empathy and understanding to everyone, learning to place our trust in one another.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9
We encourage our children to be enthusiastic about learning and positive about the future, developing their own emotional strength and resilience. We promote a ‘have-a-go’ culture where children develop confidence in who they are and what they can achieve.
“I can do all things through God who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13
We strive for and value intellectual, sporting, and creative achievement, supporting and celebrating one another’s endeavours. We strive to deliver excellence and innovation in our teaching. We seek to nurture and encourage everyone to further their own development and contribute to our school community. We promote and value aspiration and the courage to take risks.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip” Psalm 121:1-3
The well-being of our children is our top priority and we strive to create a safe, supportive environment for everyone. We seek to promote and safe-guard the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all those in our care, ensuring that all our children develop a high self-esteem and know that they are valued.
“Together, Church and School are a beacon of Christian witness to the community which they serve” (SIAMS Inspection May 2018)