Core Values

Christian ethos and Core Values - Human flourishing for all

Let your light shine

 As a Church of England School our ethos is underpinned by Christian values and principles and embraces the Church of England vision for young people, a vision of ‘human flourishing for all’.  Our core values build on the four basic elements of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity. 

Our Christian ethos forms the basis of who we are and shapes the day-to-day life of the school.  It is designed to create an atmosphere in which all pupils can make the best of their abilities and is based on common sense, consideration, care, and compassion.

Our values provide us with a means to:

  • Ensure everyone feels included
  • Offer a strong pastoral support for pupils and staff
  • Provide opportunities for reflection
  • Encourage strong personal relationships
  • Promote justice, truth and love for all people
  • Celebrate the diversity within the school community

Our Core Values are:

Value Our intent Biblical reference
Respect We believe that respect is fundamental to all our success; respect for ourselves, for each other and for God.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. 

(Matthew 22:37-38)

Aspiration We aim to be positive in everything, working to achieve the highest goals and realise our own individual ambitions.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

(Proverbs 16:3)
Excellence We strive to surpass ourselves in all we do so that we can inspire others and honour God.   

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 

(Philippians 4:8) 
Service We seek to help, care and show compassion for our community and those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

(Mark 10:45)
Tenacity We know that hard work and the refusal to give up are essential if we are to achieve anything worthwhile.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

(Galatians 6:9)
Partnership We recognise that working together with others and trusting each other is a powerful way to make progress. 

If one falls down, a friend can lift him up’.

(Ecclesiastes 4:10)