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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

‘Learning for Life’

Our School Vision, Values & St Mary's Learner

Our Vision

‘Learning for Life’ 

'Learning for life' with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' is at the heart of St Mary's. 

At our school, children are seen as unique and will feel loved, safe and empowered to flourish so they reach their full potential both academically and personally. 


St Mary’s Values

Kindness      Trust      Courage


At St Mary’s we believe that a strong set of core values creates a positive ethos where children are encouraged to be successful, confident and responsible citizens who lead fulfilling lives.

Teaching values promotes the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.

Our values of Kindness, Trust and Courage were chosen by our school community after consultation with the children, parents, staff and governors. These values permeate through all aspects of school life at St Mary's and are explored and celebrated through assemblies and collective worship. 

Learning about core values underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British Values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.

St Mary’s Learner


Through the concept of St Mary’s Learner we help pupils to develop the behaviour, attitudes and skills that they need in order to learn effectively.

We have agreed a set of expectations in every year group and we encourage pupils to work towards meeting these expectations both at home and at school.

Your child’s teacher will discuss and report on your child as a St Mary’s Learner and the key areas of their growth and development throughout the year. We believe that these are crucial areas which underpin academic success and our mission to educate the whole child.

St Mary’s learner supports our school Christian Values. These values are taught across the curriculum and play a vital role in developing our pupils into positive young learners.

As ‘St Mary’s Learners’, we try to foster good behaviour for learning, which means developing the following attitudes towards learning: