Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our School's Vision, Values and Ethos

“Learning, Caring and Achieving Together”


Our Vision is for Sherston School always to be a place:

  • where children are happy and feel stimulated, curious and inspired;
  • that nurtures in children the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to enable them to make positive choices and to treat others with kindness and respect;
  • that has excellent staff who are always striving to provide children with the best possible education;
  • that provides an inclusive, friendly and safe environment for the whole school community.


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
  • Enabling in each child a sense of curiosity and a love of learning
  • Nurturing resilient learners who relish challenge
  • Valuing and celebrating achievements
  • Demonstrating our core values in our thoughts, words and deeds


Our Christian Values

Christian values run through everything we do and the way we relate to our community.  Our Ethos is to deliver our Vision and to behave at all times in accordance with our Foundation status as a Church School and, in particular, in accordance with our Core Christian values of:

  • Friendship
  • Respect
  • Forgiveness
  • Perseverance
  • Reverence

Our Values for each term this year are as follows:


Term 1 - Generosity 

Term 2 - Reverence 

Term 3 - Trust

Term 4 - Humility 

Term 5 - Hope 

Term 6 - Perseverance


Our Behaviour Promises

We promise to:

  • Be honest and always tell the truth
  • 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


John "Rattlebone"

Our school logo represents the legendary local hero and Captain of the militia - John Rattlebone who, in 1016 alongside King Eadmund Ironside battled the Danes led by King Canute over a period of 2 days in the hills nearby. Badly wounded, Rattlebone is said to have valiantly fought on eventually overpowering King Canute who retreated to London. As a reward for his valour, Rattlebone was given the manor of Sherston and associated lands by the mayor.  His courage and determination are reflected in our school values of Hope, Generosity and Perseverance.