Vision and Values

Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.

Our school vision ‘Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.’ informs all that we do as a school; from policies, procedures, the design of our curriculum, as well as how we treat each other on a day to day basis.

The pattern of three in the wording of our vision links with idea that God is represented through the holy trinity (God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit). 

‘Together’ represents working together as a diverse community; ‘Together’ also mirrors the Diocesan LIFE vision, ‘Life together’   

‘we rise’ is a metaphor for us being on the top of a steep hill, overlooking the community; it has a personal meaning for the community as we rise following a time of bereavement; it also reflects a core value of perseverance (The Parable of the Two Builders) where one builder persevered and built his house on a hill, rising above the water; for us, it also means building firm foundations for our pupils. 

‘we learn’ – our core purpose. Church schools were also originally founded to provide an education to poor families. The other elements link in as if children aren’t loved, don’t their basic needs met, they can’t learn. 

we love – our core value; underpinning the Christian worldview, that God is love, everyone (our children, our staff, our community) were created intentionally by love for love and that we should ‘love our neighbour as yourself’ (Matthew 22.29 and The Good Samaritan, Luke 10) 

‘abundantly’ – John 10:10 reflects ‘flourishing’ as living life in abundance; it reflects the Church of England vision- ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart. In our view, we flourish because of our diversity and relationships and therefore prioritise respecting one another.

Our vision is lived-out through four main values which each has its own Bible Story:

Love: The Kind Stranger, Luke 10 (The Good Samaritan)  

Perseverance: The Two Houses (The Parable of the Two Builders)  

Community: Marvellous Picnic (Jesus feeds the Five Thousand)  

Respect: The Roman Centurion Faith (Jesus Heals a Roman Servant)  



Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.