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Vision and Values

We live and learn by our Christian values.

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Our School Vision

We live and learn by our Christian Values in an inclusive, supportive and caring environment. Children encounter a ‘living faith’ though our collective worship. They are actively involved in their learning and through a partnership with parents and the wider community the children grow and develop as we prepare them to meet the challenges they will face in life. We continually strive to achieve:

  • High standards in learning and behaviour through a rich and varied curriculum.

  • A continually developing learning centre which is attractive to and meets the needs of the school and wider community.

  • An enriched environment and extended day to enhance our links with the wider community and provide opportunities for all.


Our Values

In the Spring of 2015, we held a review of our values. During this time, all members of the school community were invited to discussion our Christian values. As a result of these discussions some values were revised and others we felt needed changing and in consultation with the Diocese we finally decided on the following values:

Compassion, Generosity, Service, Courage, Justice, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Trust, Friendship, Respect, Truthfulness.

The values were introduced during Spirited Arts Week in June 2015 and will be reviewed again in 2020.

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School as a church school are outstanding"
Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report 2012

Visitors will notice that we have a very special jar of pebbles on display in the reception foyer of the school. The pebbles in the jar represent the school as one community. Every person joining our school community has made a promise of what they could bring to the school as they placed their pebble in the jar. This reminds us that each one of us is an individual but we come together to make one body.


Values are at the heart of our school.

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