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St Anne's as a Church School

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



Christian Values


These values are presented each term. At St Anne's we work on a three year cycle covering 18 values. Links between the values are referred to at all times, as and when appropriate. This helps the children to realise that values are connected to each other and also to recognise how those links can be made. Whatever the theme, the whole school community are encouraged to see the values in the light of the way they behave and the decisions they make.


Our values tree is located outside of our school hall. Children who demonstrate the value of the term are recognised and celebrated. A leaf is placed on the tree with a short explanation.

Collective Worship


At St Anne's we work with the local vicar and other church members to plan and deliver acts of worship.


Collective worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community.
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
  • Be still and reflect.
  • Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ.
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
  • Share each other's joys and challenges.
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.

Children are actively encouraged to engage in daily collective worship as well as lead collective worship. Values based collective worship uses materials created by Imaginor publications or the Values for Life materials.  Collective worship provides a space and a place for the telling of the Christian story, the mutual giving and receiving of worth as well as times of reflection and prayer. We hold class collective worship each week which enables the children to reflect on the school value, play an active part in worship and create prayers for the school prayer tree.


Collective Worship Timetable


Monday 9.00am

Whole school and staff

Values for the Term

Values for Life


Deputy Head

Tuesday 9.00 am KS2 and all KS2 staff


Tuesday 10.00 am KS1 and all KS1 staff


Bible Stories and learning from them

Church Assembly Team

Music Subject Lead and KS1 staff

Wednesday 9.00 am KS2 and KS2 staff


Wednesday 10.00 am KS1 and all KS1 staff

Values Based Story/ thought/reflection linked to the current value of the term.Class Teachers

Thursday 10.00 am 

Class worship- all staff

Worship- Roots and Fruits, Out of the BoxClass Teachers and Children

Friday 9.00 am 

Whole school and staff

Celebration, worship and reflection upon the week, personal reflection.


Deputy Head


In the gallery section on our school website (Children- Gallery) you will be able to explore some of the work that we have done in the local community, watch our most recent Harvest celebration and be impressed with our creativity. Enjoy!

Prayer and Reflection Time