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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Christian Ethos and Mission Statement

St Mary's C of E Primary School

“Learning, God’s Way”


Our Christian Ethos

St Mary’s is a special place with a unique sense of community, where we try to live according to Jesus’ teachings. Christian values are at the heart of everything we do. Everyone is included. We care for the whole child and the extended school family spiritually, mentally and physically.

Christian values form the core of the school’s ethos and are evident in all that children, staff and governors seek to achieve. We aim to ensure that Christian values (“God’s way”) are woven into the curriculum, our ethos and acts of worship.

The Christian core values that we embrace are:


  • Respect and Tolerance
  • Hope
  • Wisdom
  • Resilience
  • Dignity
  • Perseverance


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 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 life-long love for learning in an inclusive, supportive Christian community. At St Mary’s we nurture the whole child, and each child is valued and able to thrive.


We aim to:

  • Present Christian Values to our children, and encourage them to develop their own sense of spirituality and the sacred.

  • 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.


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Our children embrace opportunities to help and serve others. Here is just one example from the children in Year 5