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Visions and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.


"A church school:
- nourishes Christians in their faith
- encourages those of other faiths
- challenges those of no faith"
Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980-91


Our Ethos

Recognising its historic foundation, St Andrew's 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.

We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience offered to all of our pupils.

Our Aims



  • To provide children with an experience of Christian life and worship and encourage them to respect the religious, spiritual, cultural and moral values of others.


  • To provide a safe and secure atmosphere in which children enjoy learning, and in which each feels that he or she is important, making a unique contribution.


  • To encourage positive partnerships between home, school, church and community, to the benefit of all.


  • To provide a balanced curriculum to enable each of our children to learn, to do their very best and to enjoy being at school.


  • To develop in the children lively, enquiring minds so that they will be able to carry on enjoying learning throughout their lives as young people and adults.


  • To develop in children self-discipline and good manners, with a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, for others and for the environment.


  • To give children equal opportunities, treating each child fairly. To give them the chance to discover and develop talents and interests of their own.


  • To help the children to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and learn how they can live in a healthy way.