Our Values

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As a Voluntary Controlled School, there is a strong Christian foundation reflected in the Instrument of Government which refers back to the original Trust Deed:

‘The ethos of our school is underpinned by core Christian values which by experience and example provide a basis for life-long learning.’

Our school’s distinctive Christian character contributes to the academic achievements, personal development and well-being of all learners. Core Christian values underpin every aspect of school life and are deeply embedded in the life of the school.


We have six core Christian values that we follow through the year, as a focus for each half-term, as well as providing reference points with which to promote our school vision and the qualities that we aspire to see:


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Forgiveness

  • Truthfulness


Fundamental British Values

Alongside our school's Christian values, we promote the five fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, we endeavour to enable every child to become a rounded citizen, able to contribute to their community and aspiring to live life to the full. Alongside the provision that all children receive to meet their academic needs, the activities listed in the document below focus on enabling the development of the whole child;  the child who has - amongst many other things - a developing moral conscience, the ability to discriminate between right and wrong, a willingness to take an active part in their community, a desire to comprehend and respect the differences between different cultures, religions and beliefs, an understanding of the importance of equality and an empathy for all living things.  This provision is met through the SMSC and FBV curriculums as well as additional activities provided by the school.

Whereas coverage of the SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) Curriculum is implicit in much of school life, delivery of the FBV (Fundamental British Values) Curriculum is generally more explicit.  Both are evident in the coverage detailed in this document. Please note:  Examples of additional links to the SMSC curriculum are listed in the linked three overviews.  The school's Scheme of Work for FBV is also accessed via the given link below.

There is one rule at Holy Trinity and that is -   Ready, Respectful, Safe.  This rule is embedded across the school community.  Staff and children have regular formal and informal discussions about the school rule and there are descriptions, clearly detailing the meaning behind these three key words in all classrooms and in the hall.


Autumn Term SMSC Overview

Spring Term SMSC Overview

Summer Term SMSC Overview

Fundamental British Values, Scheme of Work.