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School Values and Vision

Our Values, Ethos and Vision

'Let your light shine before others' Matthew 5:15-16


At St Anne’s we provide a caring, happy and secure environment based upon Christian teachings and beliefs in which all members of the school community are equally valued and respected. We are committed to promoting enthusiasm for lifelong learning and encouraging everyone to be responsible members of the wider community.


Our Vision:

Our Vision for St Anne’s is to nurture and develop the whole child through our Christian values, enabling them to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.


Jesus taught us in the Sermon on the Mount 'let your lights shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven' Matthew 5: 15-16 and this important lesson underpins everything that we do. It helps us promote confidence, wisdom, aspiration, resilience and independence in every child. It is key in developing in every child. It is key in developing partnerships with parents, the local community and the church. It underpins the learning and environment in school and ties together Christian values.


Our Mission:

  • We respect and value everyone in our Christian school.
  • We embrace the whole child, meeting individual needs and celebrating differences.
  • We aim to equip each child with the skills they need for lifelong learning, through motivational and inspiring teaching, instilling a love of learning.
  • We endeavour to develop positive attitudes in a happy, nurturing, safe and stimulating environment.
  • We value our relationships with parents, carers and the wider community and encourage their involvement in the children’s learning and the school.
  • We encourage responsibility and work together to build friendships whilst striving for excellence.


Respect, Responsibility, Friendship, Excellence


At St Anne’s we have developed these school values, so that we have a shared belief in what we want our school to represent.  We want you to be able to feel and see them as you walk through the front door, from class to class, in the playground and beyond.  You will see these values represented in our school badge which was designed by our School Council. The words are the values we feel the school develops in our children.

The colours are the colours of the 'houses' we have, of which each child is a member. Individually the children gain team points as rewards for hard work and effort; collectively they work in teams to gain further rewards.

The images are of two children - happily coming to school and being part of St Anne's, the candle symbolises the opportunity we present to our children and how their education will light up their futures. Also it represents Jesus as the light of the world. The fish symbol, Icthus, was a symbol used by Jesus' followers after his death. It has a secret message, in a code, which tells us that Jesus is God's son and our saviour.



At St. Anne’s we show Respect, Responsibility and Friendship towards each other, our community and our world.  Our aim is excellence for all.



celebrate, value and support each persons uniqueness

encourage all to be confident, caring, co-operative individuals with high self steem

value and demonstrate and understanding of equality of opportunity for all

promote respect and care for the environment



encourage children to have a sense of pride in their work and all aspects of school life

develop an understanding of the responsibilities involved in living as part of the family, school, local and world community



encourage close co-operative relationships

appreciate and understand that the example and teachings of Christ provide a model for a caring and fulfilling life

have high expectations of all within the community

develop confidence to enable everyone to work independently and collaboratively



develop our children’s best potential in spirit, mind and body

enable our children to be highly motivated learners who achieve high standards to the best of their ability

provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum relevant to individual needs

encourage our children to develop creative and innovative abilities

help our children set personal goals in all areas of life

equip our children with essential learning skills to be literate, numerate and skilled in ICT

recognise the need for physical well being and promote it throughout the curriculum

create a vibrant learning environment

help children to value and enjoy lifelong learning

equip children with the necessary skills for their personal, social and academic future.


St. Anne’s is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School, welcoming all children and promoting and encouraging Christian values.  We are part of South Gloucestershire Education Authority.