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Vision Statement

We aim to work in partnership with parents, governors and the local community to promote the development of all pupils. We are a caring community, encouraging co-operation, tolerance and self-discipline, within the framework of Christian values and practices. We especially value creativity and imagination, and strive to give the children the very best possible experiences of the Arts – Music, Dance, Drama, etc.
We aim to provide:-

A personal learning environment in which children and adults are constantly encouraged to meet new challenges and reach their potential.

A caring community which encourages co-operation, tolerance and self-discipline.

A broad curriculum which emphasises creativity, spiritual, physical and cultural development, as well as the acquisition of basic skills.

Christian values taught within the context of a faithful and practising Church community.

A belief that all adults in the school have a responsibility for improving the basic skills of all children.

Lifelong learning skills

Independence: the ability to meet challenges confidently

Resilience: being able to work through problems

Collaborative working: the ability to share ideas and work as part of a team;

 

"Commitment to excellence and the confidence always to aim high”

Church Distinctiveness

What makes a Church school different from a community school?

The Diocese of Chichester says:

"Church of England schools offer an education that is distinctively Christian. Although each church school will be unique, all church schools will share core values based on the Gospel values. Our church schools should therefore be places where loving God and loving our neighbours, is lived out in the daily life of the school.

All our Schools have the following ethos statement in their Instrument of Government.

'Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all of its pupils'.

We believe our school is distinctive as it is based on Christian values and teaching but not exclusive as all children and families should feel welcome here.

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