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Our Faith

We, at St Martin’s CE Primary School provide a happy, nurturing and supportive environment rooted in the principles of the Christian faith; allowing children’s spiritual growth and moral understanding to flourish. All members of our school community are valued and respected, so that everyone develops a positive attitude to themselves, others and life.

Our school’s Christian character contributes significantly to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Although we are a church school, we are inclusive to all members of the community we serve. Our aim is that pupils from all faiths and those without a faith feel safe and happy, secure in the knowledge that their beliefs are respected and valued.

As a Church school:

  • We believe each person is made in the image of God. We strive to reflect the love of God, love of life and a love of learning in all that we do.
  • Our school is built on our core Christian values.
  • Our aim is to nurture the intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of all our pupils to allow them to become courageous advocates and global citizens.
  • We believe that children need a caring, consistent environment where they are treated with respect and where their well-being is at the heart of all we do.

We believe that each child should leave school with:

  • A sense of moral and spiritual purpose.
  • A sense of wonder and to be inquisitive about the world around them.
  • A love of learning and to be aspirational in all they do.
  • A growing ability to relate to and communicate with other people.
  • A sense of their citizenship within the school, the wider community and globally.
We work hard towards ensuring that our values are at the very heart of our school. Our values are derived from key values central to Christianity. We are ambitious – we want each member of the school to flourish and realise their true potential in a nurturing Christian environment.

A deeply Christian ethos runs through the school, serving the common good. All members of school feel supported and valued. Our school is a place where relationships flourish and grow; relationships within the whole community are important, not only amongst the staff and children but also with the wider community.