Vision and Values

IMG_0674 Our Vision Statement:

“Living and learning together, celebrating life at its fullest”

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

As a Church of England primary school, our vision is deeply rooted in a strong Christian tradition and it is to develop happy, young people with enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, respect for themselves, others and the environment so that they will have the skills, resilience and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The bible verses that set our vision statement in context come from the words of Jesus: ” I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10, and Ephesians 3:19, “Live full lives, full in the fullness of God”

Children are at the heart of everything that we do. Our School works in partnership with parents, our local church and the wider Diocese to nurture confident and responsible children who respect other faiths and adopt positive roles in the community. Our Christian values are promoted in all aspects of school life and we encourage all members of our community to promote an ethos where care and respect is shown to everyone.

We are inclusive and welcoming to those of all backgrounds and faiths; all individuals are respected, supported and nurtured.

We believe that our school provides a stimulating learning environment, encourages excellence, actively promotes British values and enables children to achieve their full potential.

Christian Distinctiveness

Our  community is built upon core Christian Values.

These are honesty, friendshipresilience, forgiveness, kindness and hope.

We celebrate them during our daily worship and explore them in all areas of our curriculum. Most importantly, we carry them out in everything we do and they are embedded in all our policies.

The children have chosen the Christian values that are most important to them and our Assembly Ambassadors have explained how we put these into action.

Hope: We are always grateful for our teachers and our friends and look forward not backwards. We are hopeful that we can contribute to a better future.

Friendship: We are kind and encourage one another and help our friends.

Resilience: We don’t give up when things look hard or tough.

Kindness: We look after each other and share and think about how others feel.

Honesty: We try not to lie but instead be honest with our friends and teachers

Forgiveness: We give people a chance to start again.

Learn more about our values at

Christian Values for Schools

Collective Worship Policy 

Beacon Spirituality Policy

Our School Values support our School Aims

Our Aims

We encourage all our children:

  • To become confident, generous and independent
  • To be well-behaved, polite and proud of their school
  • To be kind, caring and respectful, to co-operate well and be good citizens
  • To prepared for life in modern Britain
  • To be creative, with a love for learning and to become lifelong learners
  • To discover, nurture and use their talents
  • To achieve their full potential

Our School:

  • Values each child as an individual
  • Delivers a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Uses the arts to enable all children to express themselves
  • Involves stakeholders throughout our community in the long-term vision for the school
  • Recognises and values its place within our wider community
  • Is innovative, progressive and forward thinking
  • Works with other schools to share good practice and develop the expertise of our staff


At Dickleburgh we have many celebrations and events which reflect and embody our Christian character. Many of them follow the Anglican calendar and others are key events where the children and adults reflect on aspects of their life and identity, their place in our community or society or ways in which they can affect others’ lives. Below are just a flavour of the many events we celebrate throughout the year.

Harvest Festival:

We hold our annual Harvest Festival service in our local church. The children are all asked to bring in food items to support the local food bank. The parents and children are always incredibly generous.

Remembrance Day:

Our KS2 children often lead this service with their own prayers and poetry readings and singing. They help us to remember all the people who have given their lives to enable us to live the lives we do now.

Children in Need Day:

We always have so much fun on Children in Need Day, coming into school in our pyjamas, dressed as Superheroes or in spots and raising incredible amounts of money for children who are worse off than ourselves.

Christmas Concerts and Church Service:

Our Christmas concerts ware an opportunity for us to sing along with our families and the community some of our favourite Christmas Carols. It is always a joyous time and parents were also given the chance to chat and mingle during the intervals over a cuppa and a mince pie.

Our Christmas Church Services are always led by our Year 6 pupils who read from the Bible as our Reception pupils make the Nativity Tableau at the front of the church. Both the reading and singing are spectacular!