Our school vision and values were created collaboratively by children, staff, parents and governors. The art work above was the result of our collaborative sessions.
Our Vision Statement:
At St Andrew’s we believe that ‘Everyone is different. Everyone is special’. As Christ taught us to love unconditionally, so we strive to nurture respect for all those involved in the life of the school and to look after everyone and everything around us.
We believe, therefore, that every child should receive a stimulating and challenging learning environment within which a broad and balanced curriculum can be effectively delivered. We encourage positive attitudes to learning so that each child may be helped to realise their potential and develop their character.
We strive to foster the spiritual, intellectual, moral and social well-being of all our pupils equally, and to develop social and cultural awareness of local and international communities, with a commitment to provide equal opportunities for all.
Through high quality learning experiences and whole school worship activities, St Andrew’s encourages the understanding and practice of Christian values and beliefs -seeking to live out those values as a school in partnership with parents and the local community. We encourage our children to express their thoughts, questions and beliefs with openness and a developing consideration for other people’s values and beliefs.
Our Links with St. Andrews Church are an important part of school life and support the school’s Christian ethos. Father Darren McFarland leads Collective worship in school each week. The children are involved in preparing and attending services that parents are warmly invited to enjoy also. These include Harvest, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Easter services.
Parents are also frequently invited to remain for refreshments and to meet Father Darren.
See the church's website for more information.