As a Church of England school and founded on Christian principles this school has a distinctive ethos. The ‘Christian ethos’ is the heartbeat of our school and comes from the biblical understanding of God as the source of life and love. This dignifies human life and gives all people the capacity to reflect God’s goodness and beauty. Our school values Being Thankful, Celebration, Fairness, Forgiveness, Honesty, Love for All, Ambition and Resilience, stem from our identity as those loved by God.
Every child therefore is uniquely precious and possesses immense potential for discovering and enjoying life in all its fullness – intellectually, physically and spiritually.
Our Christian ethos is fundamental to our vision, values and aims. It is evident in our policies and in the commitment of the school team. It is evident each day in the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere within the school; acts of collective worship; the provision of opportunities and areas for quiet contemplation and prayer; our teaching of Christian beliefs and respect for the principles of other religions; our strong links with the local and wider community; our connections with local churches, and the participation of Christian ministers in school life; our support for charities; our code of conduct; handling of behavioural issues; rewards and consequences; and the fullness and quality of relationships within the school.