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Shipham Church of England First School

Christian Values

'They will soar on wings like eagles' Isaiah 40:31


Mission Statement


Our mission statement:


Creating a safe and happy environment where each child can grow academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally.


Together Everyone Achieves More
We have linked each of these words to two school values, which will be taught in more detail through our collective worships and class work:


Respect – Together – Compassion
Equality – Everyone – Justice
Success – Achieves – Endurance
Hope – More – Community


We will keep you updated on which value is being introduced through our new Family Values Newsletters.

Our aims


At Shipham Church of England First School we are committed to the following aims:


  • to establish a community in which every member is valued and respected
  • to welcome all children.
  • to promote self-discipline, good manners and a sense of responsibility
  • to provide a broad, balanced and well-structured curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum
  • to promote an enjoyment of learning and develop independent learners with enquiring minds
  • to promote understanding and respect for the Christian faith and for the spiritual, cultural and moral values of others
  • to establish and maintain positive partnerships between home and school, the Church, other local schools and the wider community
  • to create a positive, happy, safe and stimulating environment


Our ethos


We want our children to:


  • achieve high standards across the curriculum
  • take responsibility for their own learning and actions
  • respect and value other people, the world in which they live and themselves
  • have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to make choices in the changing world
  • have enquiring minds and the motivation to learn
  • have good social skills and be able to communicate well
  • extend themselves in mind, body and spirit