1. About Our School
  2. Values and Ethos

Values and Ethos

The Christian ethos underpins those formative years in primary school when a child acquires skills, knowledge, interests and attitudes of mind that will have so much influence on his or her future life.

With this in mind, the Aims of our School are:

  • To provide a secure Christian environment in which consideration and respect for self and others, including the wider community, can be fostered
  • To encourage and support each child to achieve the highest standards of which he or she is capable in all areas of academic and personal development
  • To foster a positive and responsible attitude in children towards their environment.

Generations of local children have been educated here and the school has responded, with common sense and innovation, to many educational changes during its history. We shall endeavour to meet the challenge of the future in a similar positive manner. In July 2012, the Deputy Director of the Diocese wrote to the school to congratulate us on our  Church School inspection which was deemed outstanding in every area. She wrote:  "...In passing your report to me our SIAS manager commented that your school is a 'gem'; there is indeed much that the Diocese can learn from your work and I hope that we have the opportunity in the year ahead to draw on your experience and skills as a school." Again in July 2017 we  underwent the revised and more rigorous SIAMS inspection and were awarded outstanding. The Diocese congratulated us saying: "It is very clear that the school's distinctive Christian character has a significant impact on the way children thrive both personally and in terms of high academic achievement."  Our school motto sums up our aims perfectly: "the roots to grow, the wings to fly." 

Read our most recent SIAMS report from Salisbury Diocese