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Our Vision and Aims

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and help to guide us to provide an environment which prepares our children to become kind, compassionate and happy young people ready to live life in all its fullness and ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

Our School Vision & Aims


At Christ Church C of E Primary School, our vision is to create a SCHOOL FAMILY where all children and staff become the VERY BEST THEY CAN BE within the context of CHRISTIAN belief, practice and values.


As a school family, we aim to:


  • Create a warm, safe and inclusive environment in which all children feel valued and grow to live life in all its fullness.


  • Encourage the highest possible standards in all we do by supporting every child to be the very best they can be.


  • Provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum to engage and excite all children.


  • Encourage children to reflect and realise their own personal strengths and to become curious, independent, lifelong learners.


  • Develop the highest possible standards of teaching and learning by supporting staff and Governors with excellent professional development and training opportunities.


  • Develop strong and effective partnerships between families, school and the community to help ensure we provide children with the best possible start in which to lead happy and rewarding lives.


  • Open a doorway to the world, helping our children to become compassionate, tolerant and respectful young people, ready to make a difference and ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

Joshua 1:9

The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid and do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


The death of Moses and the new role that God was calling Joshua to occupy must have frightened and upset him for God to keep repeating to Him that he should be strong and courageous. Joshua was to be strong and courageous because God was with him. Joshua needed to be reminded of this even as believers today. Joshua had a tough act to follow. He had to replace Moses as leader. This verse reminds our pupils that God is with them.


Life can be full of challenges, sorrows and tough decisions. There are times in everyone’s lives where we worry about the future. We can gain encouragement from this Bible verse. We know the Lord our God will be with us, whatever situation we are in. Therefore, we can have peace and move forward with strength and courage knowing God is by our sides.


At Christ Church C of E Primary School, our vision is to create a SCHOOL FAMILY where all children and staff become the VERY BEST THEY CAN BE within the CONTEXT belief, practice and values. 


We chose Joshua 1:9 as our vision because we want all our children to become the best they can be and by having the strength and courage to persevere, be a good friend, be creative, show compassion and become a respectful member of society. We want to demonstrate the love of God in our world through our Christian values at Christ Church. We want all members of our school community to thrive and know that God is with us wherever we go.


In consultation with our local church, Christ Church, a selection of Bible verses were shared with pupils, parents, staff and governors. Everyone voted to decide which was best for our school vision.

Our Values


At Christ Church C of E Primary School, our Christian ethos is firmly rooted in the daily life of the school. As a Church School, we use Christian values to promote and develop children’s spirituality and create an environment where all children are valued as individuals and given every opportunity to grow and flourish. Our core values of RESPECT, FRIENDSHIP, PERSEVERANCE, COMPASSION & CREATIVITY are not only discussed and reflected upon through lessons and collective worship, but also permeate the whole school curriculum.


Each value has been reflected upon and chosen by our school family and is used to nurture a sense of awe and wonder and to promote an awareness of there being more than yourself in the world. We encourage our children to reflect on their role in this world by asking and responding to questions of purpose and meaning. We also encourage our children to consider different Christian values, in the hope that they develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to enable them to grow as independent and reflective learners who blossom into respectful and caring adults.