Christian Values & Ethos

Jesus said: “Love one another as I have loved you” and this is our guiding principle. St Wilfrid’s is a supportive family and in striving to love God we care about each other, our work and ourselves.

School Ethos

St Wilfrid’s brings children and families together from the whole community and is proud of its shared religious traditions. There is a commitment to partnership between pupils, staff, parents, governors and parish.

We believe that every individual is unique and to be valued for the special contribution they bring to school. We strive to ensure all feel confident to participate in the life of the school and continually seek opportunities to build self-esteem.

We aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that is challenging, exciting and enjoyable.

All children should have equal access to all areas of the curriculum and are encouraged to love learning both here and beyond.

We aim to foster a love of learning both here and beyond:

  • To foster a happy atmosphere, which promotes mutual respect, tolerance, open mindedness and an awareness of others’ needs in our multi – cultural society.
  • To provide opportunities to develop co-operation, teamwork, trust and positive relationships with others.
  • To educate children in a learning environment, which is safe, secure and enjoys the confidence of both child and parents.
  • To provide many and varied first hand learning experiences to maximise the development of lively, enquiring and imaginative children.
  • We recognise that each child has different abilities and talents and aim to provide equal access for all to the curriculum.
  • We recognise the crucial role of parents/carers in the education process and aim to provide mutually supportive conditions for home/school links.
  • To develop their physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth and help them grow in the understanding of, and in sympathy with, the Christian teaching.
  • To provide opportunities for children to direct their own learning and make choices that encourage independence and a sense of responsibility, preparing them for adult life.
  • To promote positive relationships with the church, community and industry.
  • To provide a curriculum that is creative and makes meaningful links with real life experiences.

Christian Values

Each term we focus on the Values that help us to grow and develop through our daily lives. These values are linked to our school work in PSHE, RE and Collective Worship.

Click the links below to read about the Values we have been learning about this year 2022-23

Click the links below to read about the Values we have been learning about this year 2021-22

Click the links below to read about the Values we have been learning about this year 2020-21

Click the links below to read about the Values that we learned about during the academic year 2019-20.