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Christian Distinctiveness

We, at St. Philip's CE Primary Academy provide a happy, nurturing and supportive environment helping to develop children’s spiritual growth and moral understanding. All members of our school community are valued and respected, so that everyone can have a positive attitude to themselves, others and life.


The school has a clear, concise Christian vision and set of values which are rooted within our Vision Statement and chosen Biblical verse ‘ Let your Light shine’ (Matthew 5:16).


Our vision is underpinned by the 4 elements in the  Church of England Vision for education: 

  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills
  • Educating for Hope and Aspiration
  • Educating for Community and Living well together
  • Educating for Dignity and Respect


Our 8 guiding principles contribute significantly to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. These values are informed by the values central to Christianity. We work hard towards ensuring that these values are at the heart of our school.  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.


The Christian character is evident in the strong sense of respect existing between staff and pupils, who are proud to be a part of our school. All members of school feel supported, valued and a voice that is listened to. Our school is a place where good relationships between children, staff and the whole community are vitally important and highly valued.