Our School Vision
We believe, ‘there is something potentially wonderful in everyone’, and therefore our vision is to nurture and inspire our whole school community, to use their God-given gifts, to be the best that they can be, so that they can let their light shine to the world.
Our school vision is firmly rooted within Christian theology. ‘Let your light shine’, Matthew 5:16, encourages our whole school community to nurture their God-given gifts, to shine their light to the world, glorifying the Lord as they do so. At St. Stephen’s C. E. Primary School we believe, ‘there is something potentially wonderful in everyone’, and therefore our vision is to nurture and inspire our whole school community, to use their God-given gifts, to be the best that they can be, so that they can let their light shine to the world. Our vision celebrates the wonderful gifts that God has blessed us with, and inspires the whole school community to ‘let their light shine’ to the world.
At St. Stephen’s Church of England Primary School we are proud to be a Church School with a distinct Christian character and ethos. We promote a love of learning within a safe and secure environment, in which every child matters as a precious gift from God. We believe every child is unique, different and special.
Christian values and spirituality are at the heart of all aspects of school life. Our school’s Christian ethos reflects mutual care and concern – where faith, love, hope and truth flourish. Our school is a place where children are able to establish and deepen their understanding of God through prayer and reflection in daily acts of Collective Worship and Religious Education.
We provide a creative and challenging curriculum in order to inspire and motivate our pupils. We want all our children to feel secure and happy, enabling them to reach their fullest potential. We believe that happy children learn well and we thrive on celebrating the achievements of all our pupils across all areas of learning.
We aim to create an environment where children develop the confidence to think for themselves; where pupil voice is at the heart of all decision making and where all children feel valued and respected.
Our school ethos is built on mutual tolerance and respect for all human beings, regardless of beliefs culture or race. Charity and caring for those in need is fundamental to our work in school. We are all children of God so we aim to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
We work in partnership with governors, families; the wider community and our local Parish Church to ensure everyone has a voice in achieving the best possible education for our children.
Ultimately we are committed to excellence for all and through a process of continual reflection and evaluation we ensure that standards are continually raised and improved.