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St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School

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Statement of our Vision and Values

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Christian Distinctiveness


St Mary's Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Primary School within the Diocese of Chelmsford. We work hard to develop and sustain our school’s Christian Distinctiveness. Our Head teacher and Governing Body have a clear vision of a school with a distinctive Christian character. Our Governing Body is made up of a majority of Foundation (Church) Governors. We work in close partnership with St Mary's Church and its congregation.


We encourage our children to aspire to excellence within a christian learning environment. Our School is founded upon core values of respect, truthfulness, friendship, trust, perseverance and compassion and time is spent exploring what is distinctively Christian about these particular values. Many other values are explicitly taught throughout the school day such as, friendship, trust and being supportive. We strive for excellent relationships making our school a happy place to work and learn.

We Aspire for Excellence in a Christian Learning Environment


Our ethos and aims are built around our christian school values of respect, truthfulness, friendship, trust, perseverance and compassion.


Our ethos:

  • St Mary's is an inclusive, supportive and friendly school
  •  We encourage children to aspire to excellence withing a christian learning environment and to achieve high standards within the context of a rich and varied curriculum
  • we value the contribution that every child makes to the school
  • we provide a firm foundation that will equip children for the opportunities and challenges of the modern world


Our aims:

  • to educate children to the highest possible standards, by providing a curriculum which fosters their imagination and creative potential
  • to help children to have a positive self image which enables them to make good choices, to communicate confidently and show consideration for others at all times
  • to stimulate children's desire for learning both as individuals and as part of a team
  • to encourage all individuals to celebrate their own and other cultures
  • to enable all children to have access to the opportunities provided by the school
  • to encourage personal and professional development for all staff whilst maintaining a work-life balance
  • to develop parent partnerships, to encourage a sense of community and to facilitate community use of the school premises

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