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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.

Our Values and Ethos Statement

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 perseverence 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.