With deep regard for its strong Church Foundation and the National Society’s Statement of Entitlement Wootton-By-Woodstock School seeks to:
- Ensure that all those associated with the School can feel at ease with the church; to have knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and to feel comfortable in exploring and expressing their own religious beliefs.
- Nurture the school’s strong ethos, which is based in key Christian values, but without exerting pressure to believe. The School’s Christian values are: friendship, service, courage, koinonia, creativity, faith, stewardship, peace, hope, generosity, wisdom, honesty, thankfulness, compassion, justice, forgiveness, humility and reverence.
- Enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
- Contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.
- Develop in our pupils an understanding of, and respect for, other major world faiths, enabling them to learn about their impact on society, culture and the wider world.
- Welcome all children from the neighbourhood irrespective of religion or belief, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability or disability, opinion or family background.
Through its nurturing culture Wootton-by-Woodstock Church of England Primary School also aims to:
- Inspire creativity, foster spiritual growth, engender respect and cultivate responsibility. Provide a happy, safe and caring environment for learning where everyone is valued for their own individual talents and personality;
- Deliver a high quality personalised education across a broad curriculum that celebrates individuality, secures emotional mental health and well being, and enables physical development, health awareness and intellectual fulfilment.
- Present in particular, opportunities for children to develop an appreciation of the arts and the environment.
- Be a learning community that provides development opportunities for pupils, parents, staff, governors and students.
- Be an active establishment at the heart of village life.
- Attain maximum performance in statutory tests.
- Achieve high standards of behaviour.