Vision and Values

School Ethos


St Ippolyts CE (Aided) Primary School is a Primary School with an Anglican foundation, and we are proud of the ethos that pervades the school. This can be seen in the value we place on personal relationships, the importance we give to good manners, respect for the opinions and beliefs of others, and celebration of diversity.

We believe that each child is unique and we seek to provide academic, emotional, social and spiritual support for each one, working in partnership with parents and families. We want our children to be spirited individuals who embrace challenge, think creatively, value achievement and strive to be the best they can be. We encourage all of our children to actively contribute to our community and to support others.

Our school ethos is underpinned by our 12 chosen core Christian Values school alongside British values, which we actively promote through the day-to-day life of our school. As such, we promote an understanding of people of all worldviews and cultures.



Our school vision is described through our principle aim, which has held firm since the foundation of the school:

To provide the best possible education for each child as a unique individual, within the context of a caring, Christian community.


Everything we do is underpinned by John 13:34: “A new command I give you, love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”

We use this to develop our pupils into kind, compassionate and resilient young people, ready to take on the challenges of the world, stand up for what is right, support those in need and make good choices in life.



Explicit Values Education is embedded into daily life at St Ippolyts School. Each half term we focus on a different Christian Value which forms the theme for our Collective Worship programme, linked to specific Bible teachings and examples from across the globe.

Through our values education programme, we aim for children to understand and be able to identify and articulate the importance of having strong values and a moral compass in their own lives, now and in the future.


Our Aims


To provide the best possible education for each child as a unique individual, within the context of a caring, Christian community.


*          That children should feel happy and secure at school. 

*          To assist children to use and extend their natural curiosity to investigate the world around them.

*          To develop high levels of literacy, numeracy and scientific skills and understanding.

*          To promote a wide range of skills and knowledge in Information Communication Technology.

*          To develop children’s skills of seeking knowledge independently.

*          To consider everyone within the school and local community, their property and the school environment.

*          To raise the level of self-esteem of children through positive action and statement and to give all children equal opportunity to fulfil their potential.

*          To develop an understanding of Christianity and have an awareness of moral, cultural and religious diversity.

*          To participate in and enjoy a variety of art forms and human achievements through a creative and inspiring curriculum.

*          To develop physical fitness, agility and co-ordination.

*          That all members of the school community should feel safe in school and free from harassment.