Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our Vision & Values

“Learning, Caring and Achieving Together”


'Our vision is theologically underpinned by Mark 2: 1-12. We use it to draw connections between the principles in our vision and the actions and teachings of Jesus in this biblical passage' more


Our Vision is for Sherston School to be a joyful school community

  • where children are happy, curious and inspired

  • that nurtures in our children the confidence and courage to make positive choices and the ambition to thrive

  • in which everyone treats others with kindness and respect

  • that provides an inclusive, friendly and safe environment in which every child can achieve


We aim to achieve this by:

  • having excellent staff who provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment

  • developing our children spiritually, emotionally and physically as well as academically

  • fostering in each child a sense of curiosity and a love of learning and challenge

  • valuing and celebrating achievements


And by promoting 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 values of:

  • Friendship

  • Courage

  • Curiosity

  • Respect

  • Kindness

  • Ambition


Our Behaviour Promises

We promise to:

  • Use kind words and kind actions

  • Be honest and always tell the truth

  • Persevere, even when something is tricky


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 determination and courage are reflected in our school values.