Our Aims and Ethos

Dundry Church of England Primary School, works together with everyone involved in order to decide how the school will best meet the needs and interests of the children who attend it.  We believe in placing the school at the heart of our community which we serve.

 

The Church Of England vision is for all children to have life in all its fullness, John 10:10. 

 

Our mission statement: A beacon of hope on the hill; A small school making a BIG difference, supports all children so they reach their full potential and recognises the importance of us as a school within the wider world and how we can play an important role both locally and globally.

 

This is underpinned by the the bible verse: "You are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden". Matthew 5:14 

 

The Christian ethos of the school is reflected in our shared values and permeates  through all aspects of school life and are instilled through a daily act of worship.

 

Our Core Values are: Trust, Friendship, Hope, Community, Creativity, Compassion.

 

Trust: Building a culture of trust, safety and support among our school community

“For God is my strength in whom I trust.” Psalm 18:2

Friendship: Learning about ourselves and our own identity; reaching out to others to positively influence and sustain good mental health for all

“Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Hope: Encouraging faith and love to sustain each other through difficult times

“Be very happy because you have hope. Be strong when you have trouble. Keep on talking with God.” Romans 12:12

Community: Working collaboratively to embed mutual respect, celebrating differences between our children, families, school and wider communities

“Live in peace with each other. Do not be proud; but make friends with those who seem unimportant. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12:16

Creativity: Rich, stimulating and varied learning experiences

“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.” Hebrew 3:4

Compassion: Treating each other with understanding and fairness and putting ourselves in others’ shoes

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12