Our Values

Our Christian Values

The school’s distinctive Christian character contributes to all learners’ academic achievement, personal development and wellbeing. 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 the term, as well as being continually referred to in order to promote our school vision and develop the qualities we aspire to see:

 

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Forgiveness

  • Truthfulness

 

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.’

Fundamental British Values

Alongside our school's Christian values, we promote the 5 fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

All these values are promoted through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) curriculum, our collective worship and events (such as our Best of British and Values Weeks).  The values are also reinforced by all staff who provide a role model of behaviour for all pupils and adults.

We believe these values allow our children to understand right from wrong; to take repsonsibility for their own actions; take an active part in their community; gain an understanding of how our public systems work and to understand the differences between different cultures, religions and beliefs and the importance of having a tolerance between them.