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Christian Ethos and Mission Statement

St Mary's C of E Primary School

"Love each other, love our learning"


Our Christian Ethos


At St Mary's, a Church of England Primary School, we encourage our staff and children to reflect the Christian Values through the daily life of the school as part of God's family.  Christian values guide policy and are implicit in every aspect of the school's life, from class time to play time to home time.


We recognise the value and uniqueness of every human being by teaching our children to "love one another" and to be kind.


The values we embrace are:

  • Perseverance
  • Love
  • Hope
  • Caring
  • Respect
  • Happiness
  • Appreciation
  • Responsibility
  • Cooperation
  • Honesty
  • Positivity


We present the values to our children, both through collective worship in school and at St Mary's Church, led by the Head Teacher, staff and Open the Book group.


Mission Statement and Values


St Mary's Primary School aims to provide every child with the opportunity to develop their full potential through an inspiring and creative curriculum which will develop and create a "love for learning" for life in an inclusive, supportive Christian community.


We aim to:

  • Provide a nurturing, caring environment where all our children feel safe and can laugh, have fun and learn to be independent.
  • Provide rich first hand experiences which stimulate their curiosity, imagination and thinking, making learning real, fun, challenging and creative.
  • Provide learning opportunities which encourage our children to use thinking skills, enabling them to speak out and formulate their own opinions about the world around them.
  • Celebrate diversity and respect different beliefs and cultures.
  • Provide the children with knowledge and skills across the curriculum.
  • Present and encourage the Christian Values to our children.