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Christian Ethos

Vision Statement:

“Encouraging every child to reach their full potential – nurtured and supported in a Christian community that lives and learns by the values of love, compassion and respect”.

John 13:34 “Love one another as I have loved you.”

The theological basis of our vision is rooted in our belief that we are created in the image of God and called to be the fullest reflection of that image.  This is underpinned by Biblical teaching such as: 

Genesis 1:26 "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness"
John 10:10 "I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly"

As a Christian community, and in common with many other world faiths, we encourage the children of The King’s Church of England Primary School to behave towards one another in the same way as they would expect others to behave towards them. 

‘Living and learning by the values of Love, Compassion, Respect’   

Treating others with 'love, compassion and respect' embodies the commandment of Jesus to 'love one another as I have loved you'. (John 13:34, John 15:12)

When we know the love of Christ for us in our lives, then we can begin to reach our full potential.  When we know that we are loved by Christ, who is there when we are in need, then we can be compassionate and respectful towards others. 

These values guide our decision making, our Behaviour Policy, our Golden Rules and the way we interact with each other and our school community. 

Love: towards God, towards self, towards others 

Children learn to show love by: 

  • Being kind to others 
  • Thinking about others, not just themselves 
  • Doing something for someone else 
  • Being a good friend 

Compassion: through humility and forgiveness 

Children learn to show compassion by: 

  • Thinking how it might feel for someone else 
  • Reflecting on words and actions 
  • Supporting other people when they are learning or playing 

Respect : care for each other, our school, our community and our world 

Children learn to show respect by: 

  • Listening and responding politely to adults and other children 
  • Following our Golden Rules 
  • Taking care of their belongings, their classroom, their school and the environment 

School Prayers and Hymns

We have several prayers that we say throughout the school day.  Our School Prayer is:

Bless, O Lord, our school.
Unite our hearts in love and peace;
Help us to listen, learn and understand,
That we may grow in your strength and love,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

Lunchtime: A class prayer is shared before children go to lunch.
This can be either one of the following lunchtime prayers or children’s own prayers.

KS1 (sung) 

The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
the sun, the rain and the apple seed.

The Lord is good to me.
For every seed that grows will grow into a tree
And one day soon there’ll be apples there,
for everyone in the world to share 

The Lord is good to me.                                            


KS2 (sung in two groups, with an echo)

Thank you Father
Thank you Father
For our food
For our food
Bless it for us
Bless it for us
Amen, Amen

End of the School Day: A prayer is shared at the end of the day.
This is either the following end of day prayer, or children’s own prayers.

We thank you Father for today
And all the work we’ve done
For help we have been given
For our learning and our fun.

A New Commandment 

At the King's School, we have adopted 'A New Commandment' as our School Hymn to help children develop a sense of belonging and community linked to the School Vision and the Scripture (John 13:34-34) on which the hymn is based.  The hymn is sung weekly and on special occasions.  Please see below for the lyrics:

A new commandment
I give unto you
That you love one another
As I have loved you,
That you love one another
As I have loved you.
By this shall all know that you are my disciples
If you have love one for another.
Please click on the link to find our Faith Policies.  
Ofsted inspection 8th and 9th February 2023

'This is a welcoming, caring school where pupils are happy and kept safe. This is because staff care for pupils in a warm and positive manner. They model to pupils how to behave respectfully and with kindness. Promoting equality and celebrating diversity are threads that run through day-to-day school life.

Pupils do their best to follow the school’s values of love, respect and compassion. They respect each other regardless of gender, race or faith.'