Vision, Values & Ethos

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Vision Statement

‘Living and Learning Together with God’s Help’

This is our schools’ mission statement and it encompasses everything we do.

The Biblical underpinning for the vision comes from Mark 1. Verses 9-12, The Baptism of Jesus.

This is the first public presentation of Jesus God the Son, and this was confirmed by the God the Father in the words from heaven, ‘You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased’ and receipt of God the Holy Spirit, symbolised by the dove.

What this means for our children.



Our daily life at St Leonard’s CE Primary Academy is underpinned by 12 Christian values. These are taught and modelled by all members of the school community.



Our Ethos is one that centres around the Church of England’s vision of education. We aim to ensure that each of our children will flourish and live life in it’s fullness, (John 10:10)

Embedded in our ethos is the belief of the ultimate worth of every person and in human dignity being at the heart of a good education.

We will:

  • Provide wisdom, ensuring that all teaching is vivid, imaginative and stimulating.
  • Encourage our children to challenge themselves spiritually, morally, intellectually, imaginatively and actively.
  • Develop positive relationships within the school itself and with the local community.
  • Commitment to the dignity and ultimate worth of each person, created in the image of God and loved by God.

British Values

This information should be taken and used as part of St Leonard’s Church of England Primary Academy’s overall strategy and implemented within the context of our vision, instrument of government aims, and values of a Church of England Academy. St Leonard’s is a Church of England Primary Academy which celebrates a love of God and puts the Christian ethos at the centre of all that it does.

1. Aims and Objectives

1.1 – At St Leonard’s we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

1.2 – Actively promoting these values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Attempts to promote systems that undermine British values would be completely at odds with our duty to provide Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.

1.3 – School staff are expected to uphold public trust in the profession and to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.

2. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC)

2.1 – Through our provision of SMSC we:

  • enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge
  • enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can positively contribute to the lives of those living and working within the locality of the school, and to the wider society
  • enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of, and respect for, public institutions and services in England
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of, and respect for, their own and other cultures
  • encourage respect for oneself, and for others
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation on the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which law is made and applied in England

Knowledge and Understanding of British Values

3.1 – Through our teaching of British Values, we expect that pupils will:

  • understand how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can positively contribute to the lives of those living and working within the locality of the school, and to the wider society
  • understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • accept that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • understand the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

Celebrating British Values

Contact Us

We would be happy to answer any questions - Please call the school office and speak to Mrs Wilding, who will help with any queries or direct you to the correct person that can help.


Office opening hours: 

8.00am - 3:40pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am - 1:50pm Friday. An answerphone operates outside these times.


  • Linley Rd, Blunsdon, SN26 7AP

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