Aims and Values
Growing learners to live in God's world
Our Christian ethos underpins and surrounds all that we do. We believe that learning should be engaging, challenging and purposeful. We aim to equip every child with the skills they need for lifelong learning and effective citizenship. We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment and seek to build partnerships with our families. Our desire is to serve God and our community, both locally and globally.
St Andrew's CE Primary School is a Church of England "Voluntary Aided" school formly rooted in the local community. The responsibility for its administration is vested in the governing body. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum built upon the foundations of our core values - respect, love, harmony, responsibility and honesty. Together we explore the Biblical basis for these values and how we can demonstrate them in our daily lives.
Staff, children, parents and governors are committed to the school community, and we strive for the highest standards in all that we do. Both children and adults enjoy being here! Teaching and learning focusses on the needs of the individual and we aim to "grow" our learners so they can flourish in God's world.
This is an exciting time for St Andrew's. We were judged to be a "GOOD" school by Ofsted in June 2017, and we now begin our journey on the next phase of improvement. Teaching and support staff work closely together and there is an emphasis on teamwork.
Sharing a site means St Andrew's School and St Andrew's Church have a unique opportunity to work in partnership and the school is able to take advantage of the stunning facilities the church building offers. The church supports us in practical ways, such as providing coaches to mentor pupils who face emotional challenges. This is one example of how our partnership extends beyond the buildings as we reach out to support the local community.