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Visions and Values



The Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you …. plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29 verse 11


As an inclusive Christian school, St Michael's Church of England (A) Primary School values everyone as a child of God and rejoices in its diversity.  Our vision is to provide a happy, loving and nurturing environment where all have the confidence to make outstanding progress and so expand and fulfil their hopes and aspirations.  Our inspiring, enriched curriculum promotes a thirst for knowledge and develops wisdom.



  • We are fully inclusive and celebrate the rich diversity of the whole school community. We encourage every individual to thrive, tailoring care and support to the specific needs of individual children and their families.
  • We work in partnership with our local church and diocese, and leaders ensure that the distinctly Christian vision is at the heart of all we do.
  • We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children to encourage a love of learning, enabling all to flourish and creating opportunities for children to be confidently curious.
  • We give children the confidence to challenge social injustice and equality on a global scale, within a culture of encouragement, endurance and aspiration.
  • We provide opportunities for children and adults to express their differing points of view in a safe, respectful environment where all opinions are valued but where prejudicial behaviours are challenged.
  • We ensure collective worship invitational, varied and interactive allowing all to develop spiritually.
  • We ensure children flourish through the provision of high quality religious education, which is seen as a core subject.
  • We ensure the safeguarding of children is a priority for all adults involved with the school.




Learning to Love - Loving to Learn

I give you a new command; love each other.  You must love each other as I have loved you.’ John 13 v 34


We believe the four key values which characterise our school are

The love of God revealed in Jesus Christ shapes the life of our School. We value and respect the diverse cultures and faiths represented by our school and wider community. We encourage pupils to share their experiences of faith and culture for the benefit of all.

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.' John 3 verse 16


We rejoice in our rich and vibrant community. We are committed to a creative, high-quality curriculum which is broad and balanced and embraces pupils' diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities.

‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!' Philippians 4 verse 4



The hope revealed through Jesus Christ inspires us, as we equip pupils with the skills, passion and resilience, to achieve goals, giving them confidence as they journey through life.

‘But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.' Psalm 39 verse 7


We encourage our pupils to love one another as God loves us.  By practising forgiveness and reconciliation, we enable all to live well together and flourish. All at St Michael's play a prominent role in understanding their responsibility to care for the world we share.

‘Do everything in love.' 1 Corinthians 16 verse 14




Underpinning everything we do in school is a relentless focus on the acquisition of basic skills, for without the ability to read and write and apply basic mathematical concepts to problems, pupils will be unable to access any other form of learning.