As a Church of England school, we are very proud of our distinctive Christian ethos.
We have close links with the local church and we are well supported by advisers from the Oxford Diocese Board of Education.
Our school vision, 'Excellence for all in an environment of love, respect, hope, forgiveness, courage and thankfulness; where everyone flourishes, lives life to the full and is the best they can be ' is rooted in the Church of England's vision for education published in 2016. In it, the Church of England highlights five aspects of their vision for education which is 'deeply Christian, serving the common good':
1) Abundant living: Hope
2) Community: Relationships
3) Inclusivity: Dignity
4) Empowerment: Wisdom
5) Service: Hospitality
We are a church school, not a faith school, which means that we welcome families of all faiths and those with no faith at all. Our school was established to serve the local community of Wantage.
Everyone who comes through our front door should experience love and respect; forgiveness when it is needed; courage to keep on going; and hope for the future.
I hope that every child, and whole family, will leave us in Year 6 having received a rich experience and understanding of Christianity through our ethos, the way that we treat each other every day, and through regular events throughout the year:
If you would like to find out more about what it means to be a Church of England school, please do speak to any member of staff and we are happy to talk to you about our ethos.
Our last SIAMS inspection was in 2015 when we were judged as 'good'.