Ethos and Aims

Ethos Statement

‘Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocese level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.’


Spirituality Definition

A spiritual person is one who tries to make sense of the world and their place in it, by:

  • Having a sense of self-worth and an awareness of their uniqueness;
  • Having an ability to empathise with others;
  • Being open to awe and wonder and being intrigued by the mystery of life.


Vision Statement

St Thomas and St Anne's Church of England (Controlled) School is committed to providing a quality learning environment where individuality is recognised and celebrated within the context of a caring community in which Christian beliefs, practice and values are at the centre.

We work towards each child reaching their full potential, developing academic achievement, nurturing talents and encouraging spiritual growth.

~ Caring, Growing and Learning Together ~

Our Aims

The Aims of St Thomas & St Anne’s CE Primary School, as agreed by the Governing Body, are that the school is committed to:

  • Creating a happy purposeful atmosphere within the school based on a spirit of
    co-operation between all members of the school and its wider community.
  • Fostering the Christian qualities of kindness, respect, good  manners and care for others; and nurturing spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development.
  • Recognising, valuing and celebrating achievement.
  • Ensuring equality of opportunity for all members of the school community.
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to be involved in active learning, encouraging children to think for themselves and to develop their individual potential and personality to the full.
  • Developing self-awareness and evaluation in pursuit of continuous  improvement and raised standards.
  • Offering a broad and balanced curriculum which is underpinned by a clear and supportive approach to personal and social  education.
  • Continuing professional development for all staff and governors.

A clear partnership between the school and parents and carers in the promotion of high standards of learning and behaviour.