St Thomas' CE Primary School

St Clement & St James CE Primary School

St Thomas' Federation - Stronger together

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Vision and Values


St Thomas' Federation - Stronger Together


Our Schools’ Federation vision


We will create schools with love, faith and hope at their heart. We will welcome and celebrate every child, helping all children to develop their character and a love of learning.  


Our school vision is rooted in biblical teaching as defined by 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

And Matthew 19:14 

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”  


Our Ethos

We welcome children and their families to our school without discrimination. We strive to continually build a community in which there is equity and equality for all. A community in which everyone shows respect and understanding towards each other. By doing this, we improve the quality of all our lives. At our schools we support pupils to be proud of their unique identities and to reach for the highest level of personal achievement and wellbeing. Our schools are spaces where our whole community will be supported to grow, learn and flourish.

In line with the 2010 Equality Act, we seek to ensure that no student, member of staff, parent or any other person through their contact with the school receives less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. This covers race, ethnic or national origin, language, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy,  marital status, disability, age, responsibility for children or other dependants, political views and social class.


How then shall we live?

  • High aspirations: We promote high aspirations and a love of learning through a diverse and varied curriculum. 
  • Inclusive: It is very important to us that children of all faiths and no faith feel welcome and included in our schools; 
  • Equality: We ensure everyone is treated equally and their unique identities are recognised and celebrated.
  • Achieve: Our children always do their best and achieve the highest standards in their learning regardless of their starting points.
  • Courageous advocates: We instil courage, ambition and resilience in every child to empower them to be successful global citizens.
  • Supportive:  We aim to create a caring, happy, loving school where children support each other and can work through difficulties together.
  • Listen: Adults listen to children and value their ideas.  Every child must feel heard.  Every child should have a champion.
  • Worship: We take part in daily acts of Christian worship and teach Christian traditions and values that are rooted in Christian theology.  We value worship and recognise that it is the heartbeat of the school allowing children to grow spiritually through prayer and reflection.
  • Welcoming: a community that encompasses all


Christian Values

Our Christian values help us both show and grow faith, hope and love:


St Clement & St James’ values

St Thomas’ values