Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our School's Ethos and Values

As a Church School:


As a church school our ethos and core values run through everything we do and the way we relate to our community.  We aim to ensure that each pupil is safe, happy and feels valued, unique and precious as a child of God within our thriving learning community.  Because we are a Church school, we strive for the highest standards academically but also in the development of each child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.  Every child is regarded as a gift from God and through nurturing all areas of their growth and development we provide better foundations for learning, resulting in higher achievement, and more self aware and compassionate children.


Our Foundation status is important to us. We actively promote Christian values through our daily acts of collective worship, our School Promises and our Personal, Social and Health Education but they are also implicit in the way in which all members of our community interact.  We have close links with the Gauzebrook School Ministry Team and members of the church community regularly lead collective worship within the school and at Harvest, Christmas and Easter the children are welcomed into our local village parish church to lead a service for friends and family.

Most of all we are a happy and purposeful school, a place people look forward to going to - children, teachers, parents/guardians and governors – where everyone feels welcome and valued.


Each term in collective worship we learn about a different value and on a weekly basis some of the children who have demonstrated this value at school will have their names recorded in our Golden Book.  Please let us know if your child demonstrates this value at home.  They may, for example, have shared a toy or some sweets, or they may have played with a sibling when they really wanted to do something else.  If you drop us a note, we can also put these actions of generosity in our Golden Book.


Our School Mission Statement is:


‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’



We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing a safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment in which every child can achieve

  • Developing the whole child, spiritually, emotionally and physically as well as academically

  • Kindling in each child a sense of curiosity and a love of learning

  • Nurturing resilient learners who relish challenge

  • Valuing and celebrating achievements, however small

  • Demonstrating our core values in our thoughts, words and deeds


                                Our Core Values are:

  • Friendship
  • Respect
  • Forgiveness
  • Perseverance
  • Reverence


Our Behaviour Promises

We promise to:

  • Be honest and always tell the truth

  • Keep our hands and feet to ourselves

  • Keep ourselves and each other safe

  • Use kind words and kind actions

  • Be kind and polite

  • To persevere, even what something is tricky

  • Care for our school and the things in it