St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary

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The heart of our school

Our mission

All our children are given the opportunity to become the best they can be in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment. Christian values and spirituality are at the heart of all aspects of life at our school. Our commitment to learning ensures that our dedicated and caring school community reflects and is attentive to the voice of our children. Learning is exciting and challenging, and our pupils pursue excellence through curiosity and questioning.

Our vision

Every school should be a special place, a safe place, a place of learning, and a place of nurture and of exploration. St Andrew’s actively seeks to uphold and encourage Christian values. A school must demonstrate openness and acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness. Here, values and attitudes   are   formed   and   every   individual is celebrated as unique. At St Andrew’s we communicate at all levels by working hard to ensure that every member of our school community has a voice. We believe that children are born with a natural ability to learn from their surroundings and experiences, and this underpins our approach. 

St Andrew’s promotes six ideals:

  • Exemplary learning and teaching
  • Positive self-image
  • Academic achievement
  • Enabling environment
  • Joyful spiritual experience
  • Collaborative leadership

Our values

At St Andrew’s the following values are central to how we work and learn together: Thankfulness, Justice, Koinonia, Courage, Forgiveness, Honesty, Compassion, Respect, Ubuntu, Peacefulness, Friendship and Perseverance.