St Mary's C .E School

Walking in the light of God’s Love-Together we will succeed

Values and Ethos

This page shares information regarding Religious EducationCollective Worship and the Ethos of our distinctive Church of England Primary School.  We hope it gives you a brief insight into the Christian Character of St Mary's and evaluations made against the SIAMS criteria.  



Our Vision Statement

Thriving at the heart of our community and underpinned by Christian values, St. Mary’s is an inclusive school where everyone is welcome and valued. Our vision is to shepherd each other in a safe, loving environment, building a solid foundation which encourages and inspires us to reach our full potential as one of God’s children.


‘So, these three things continue for ever; faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love’

1 Corinthians 13:13



Our Core Values

As a church school our foundations for living and learning are the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. The message of God’s love for all and the Christian values of:







Our Mission


*Our mission is to develop independent learners with active and creative minds whilst providing opportunities to reflect and ask some of the “big questions “of life.


* Putting the wellbeing and spiritual development of our children first, we       enable them all to flourish and succeed.


* We help children to become confident and successful learners by discovering their gifts and talents. We appreciate hard work, encourage perseverance and resilience and celebrate achievement.


* We seek to create the joy and wonder of learning by providing a imaginative and challenging curriculum using the local community and beyond, making learning vivid, real, enjoyable and fun.


* We promote moral development, aspiration and hope. We provide opportunities for our children to engage in social action and be courageous advocates for change in our local, national and global communities.


* We develop social growth and an understanding and compassion for others. Through the practice of forgiveness and reconciliation, we encourage good mental health to enable all to live well together.


* We create a school environment that embraces difference where all children are equal. We cherish ourselves and each other and form healthy relationships offering respect, kindness and dignity.


* We work as a team, listening to children, considering their views and their parents and involving them in decisions that affect them. We encourage partnerships with governors, parents, our local parish community and the diocese. We promote partnerships locally, nationally and globally in order to become active citizens, global champions and responsible stewards of our world


Walking in the light of God's Love - Together we will succeed

Keeping On Track SIAMS Report 2022

“The school’s Christian character gives excellent support to all aspects of school life. This is widely acknowledged and valued by staff and parents and by the pupils themselves.

As a result, the school is a purposeful and happy community.”


“They are rightly confident that staff know their children well

and work hard to ensure that they flourish

in a Christian environment and enjoy their time at school.”

SIAMS Inspection July 2017


Ethos, behaviour and safety:

"There is an atmosphere of care and support in the school. Pupils feel safe."

"Pupils live out the school’s values of tolerance and respect."

OFSTED Nov 2016

SIAMS 2017