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"Be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love".

1 Corinthians 16 vs 13-14

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Vision 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.


We are a Church of England School and are closely associated with the parish church. We have a daily act of worship. Religious Education is taught by all class teachers following Leicestershire guidelines. Children learn about Christian religion in a non-denominational framework and are taught about events, stories and practices of other world religions.  Under the Education Reform Act you have the right to withdraw your child from Religious Education or Assemblies.

Our Mission Statement

At our school, we have high aspirations for all our community to grow, to be well rounded and confident with a strong sense of self-worth. We teach children to love to learn and learn to love - respectfully and inclusively. Living and Learning in the eyes of God.


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



Our Vision and Values have been devised in collaboration staff, pupils, parents and governors and is a reflection of the strength of our partnership as a whole community.


The consensus amongst all of us was that the strong Christian ethos of our school should be reflected in each statement and that by recognising our historical foundation, St Mary's Church of England Primary School, will preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with our Trust and local churches, at parish and diocesan level.

Our vision therefore links to the vision of Rise Multi-Academy TrustThe Leicester Diocese Board of Education vision and the Church of England's vision for education.




Our Christian Vision

“Be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16 vs 13-14


Our Christian Values

  • To serve others (Love)
  • To be respectful (Respect)
  • To be thankful (Thankfulness)
  • To be kind (Kindness)
  • To be truthful (Honesty)
  • To Persevere (Perseverance)


Our Christian Aims


We aim to be a kind, caring community built on Christian values of love and respect.


To be a school where everyone matters


  • Where we all have a clear sense of belonging
  • Where individuality is celebrated
  • Where everyone is proud of themselves and proud of the school.


With the love of God, children, staff and families with or without faith and belief are welcomed and celebrated.  Christian values of love, respect, thankfulness, kindness, forgiveness and perseverance allow no social or cultural divide so that all flourish and succeed.  All can participate; all can enjoy, all achieve.

Every classroom has a reflective area, where we can see our Christian vision and values.