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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

School Values

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.

School Vision

Valuing individuals; aspiring and achieving together in faith.

Mission statement


St Swithun’s School aspires to be a Church school that includes children, parents/carers, staff, governors and the wider community, which we refer to as “our family”. 


We welcome and value everyone as part of our community based on Christian values.


We work together as a team which respects and values the unique contributions of each individual child and adult.


We learn together in a safe, secure and stable loving environment.


We strive for excellence in all we do and say, building an atmosphere of trust, respect and friendship.


We endeavour to support each other to reach our full potential.


We are committed to developing the spiritual and emotional well being of everyone in our community.


Our school is proud to be rooted in Christian values.



Aims of the school


  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum supported by a stimulating learning environment and extra-curricular activities.


  • For each child to be happy, have friends and feel cared for, safe and secure.


  • For each child to make progress and reach their fullest potential in all aspects of their learning and development.


  • To enable the children to develop lively, enquiring minds and gain a wide range of knowledge and skills.


  • For the children to have personal self-esteem, personal self-discipline, appropriate independence and an understanding of inter-dependence.


  • For the children to co-operate with and have tolerance and respect for others.


  • For all who learn and work at the school to feel valued and respected and for all to feel that they are making an important contribution to the life of the school.


  • To provide opportunities for the children to learn about Christian beliefs and the Christian faith.


  • To prepare the children for their continuing education at secondary school.


  • To prepare the children for responsible citizenship in the adult world.