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Shipham Church of England First School

Our Aims and Ethos

Mission Statement


We nurture a love of learning at Shipham Church of England First School by bringing out the best in all the children and by valuing their individuality. We rejoice in the uniqueness of our surroundings and, being a Church school, are at the heart of the local community. We develop curious, creative and confident children in our friendly village school.


 Christian Values


‘Serve one another in love’ (Galatians 5-13)

‘My God is my strength in whom I trust’ (Psalm 18.2)
‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience (Colossians 3.12)

‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ (Matthew 7.12)

Always be thankful (1 Thessalonians 5.16)

‘You are never too small to make a difference’ (Greta Thunberg)

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