Our Ethos and Christian Vision

Our vision, ‘Grow, Care, Serve, Share’ permeates every aspect of school life and frames the way we live and work.  Our school has an exceptionally strong sense of inclusion and is a place where everyone is welcome  – Christian families and families from all faiths and none.  Our Christian vision and associated values of kindness, respect, forgiveness, perseverance and love create deep and mutually beneficial relationships between children, staff, parents and the community.  We are unwavering in our ambition to see every child included in the life of the school, enabled to flourish and succeed.

Our vision underpins our behaviour policy such that adults and children are able to thrive in an environment which not only provides emotional and physical safety but also the nature, support and guidance we need to be the best we can be.


Our Christian vision is underpinned by biblical teaching consisting of four quotes from the Gospels:

Grow: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” (John 15:5)

Care: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34)

Serve: “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)

Share: “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” (Mark 16:15)

Our vision is shared with St. Swithun’s, our local church, and this shared vision underlines the strength of our relationship.


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