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Vision, Values and Ethos

Our school vision statement 'A caring community • courageously learning • inspired to live life to the full' consists of three distinct elements and everything that we aim to do at CCI revolves around them. Our vision has been formulated by the various different stakeholders in our school community and has been written for everyone in our community . We all have an important part to play in living out our vision and values - making sure that they are more than just words on a page or a sign on a wall. 


Our school vision is based on the Bible verse in John 10:10,  where Jesus says, '...I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.'  We believe that we shouldn't sleepwalk through life, but that we should make the most of every opportunity so that we can become the best version of ourselves and make a positive contribution to the world.


Within each of the three elements, we have identified the key values and aims listed below:

• A caring community •


Aim: We want our children, parents, staff and governors to care for each other; to respect and trust each other and to encourage and listen to each other.  We want the children to learn how to care for the wider world as responsible, kind and generous individuals putting the needs of others before their own.


Bible Verses linked to our values:

Friendship: Love you neighbour as yourself. (Luke 10:27)

Compassion: Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)



• Courageously learning •


Aim: We want our children to be courageous in learning and living, putting our values into practice with passion and commitment.  We want them to have the courage to challenge and change the world around them for the better.


Bible Verses linked to our values:

Courage: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid...for the Lord your God will be with you.  (Joshua 1:9)

Perseverance: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)



• Inspired to live life to the full •

Thankfulness valueRespect Value

Aim: We want to inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instil a life-long love of learning.  We want our children to be inspired to be the very best they can be and have a real purpose in making the world a better place.


Bible Verses linked to our values:

Thankfulness: Always be thankful. (1 Thessalonians 5:16)  Give thanks to Him and praise His name. (Psalm 100:4)

Respect: Show proper respect to everyone. (1 Peter 2:17)


If you have any questions or comments you’d like to make about these please contact Anna Martin or Gareth Jones.

Spirituality at CCI


Spirituality is a core component to ‘living life to the full’ (John 10:10) as the mind, body and soul
needs to be nurtured equally. It relates to fundamental questions about the meaning and
purpose of life which affect everyone and is not dependant on a religious belief. It is also
based on the search for ways to answer questions about life and a search for identity.

The four elements in our definition consist of:



  • Awareness of our own feelings
  • Awareness of our uniqueness
  • Being happy with who we are
  • Being thankful for the things we have and the person we are
  • Exploring personal faith
  • Development of our imagination and creativity


  • Empathy and understanding
  • Respect and tolerance
  • To love others as you would want to be loved
  • Making a difference in the lives of others


  • Developing a sense of awe and wonder
  • Enjoying the miracles of everyday life
  • Taking time for what really matters
  • Appreciating beauty in the arts and in the natural world


  • Having a sense of what lies beyond the material/physical
  • Ability to ask and discuss the ‘Big Questions’ (eg about life, death, suffering, nature of God)
  • Opportunities for prayer, connecting with God
  • Making sense of the world

British Values

In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities. At Christ Church Infant School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived through our Christian ethos and all we do. Our curriculum provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to experience beyond their immediate environment. We take trips into the local community and beyond, and participate in a wide range of community events. We endeavour to give our children experience and understanding that gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.


Click on the link below to see how we embed British Values across the curriculum.

CCI School Song

We now have our own school song, which was very kindly written by Belinda Stowe one of our Foundation Governors. The song helps the children to remember the 3 distict parts of our vision and the values that are held within each part. Click on the link below to see the words.