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Visions and Values

A Vision Statement for our school:

In our school, we want the children to grow in knowledge and understanding and to be happy, confident and caring people. We will help them to achieve their potential, to make informed choices, to respect the beliefs and lifestyles of other people and to care for their environment, within a supportive Christian community.

At Wilberfoss Church of England Primary School, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and which help to develop a social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness. We seek to explore the meanings of the core values and their significance through weekly acts of worship delivered by the school community and visitors. The gifts of truthfulness, friendship, perseverance, service, forgiveness, truthfulness and thankfulness are the values we encourage our children to cultivate. Whilst these gifts are inclusive of human values, we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories, drama and charity work. We attend services at St. John the Baptist's church on a whole class rota, plus the whole school celebrates Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our Leavers' service, at the end of the school year. Families and the local community are warmly invited to join us on.

Our Christian Values this year:
Term 1: Friendship
Term 2: Service
Term 3: Perseverance
Term 4: Forgiveness
Term 5: Truthfulness
Term 6: Thankfulness

Please follow the links below for more information on these topics.


Learning for Life. Aiming for Excellence.
Wilberfoss Primary School is a Church of England school at the heart of the community and where every child matters. Our school’s philosophy is that all members of our learning community should learn for life and aim for excellence. The church, also, plays an important role in the life of the school.
Making the most of L.I.F.E.
L - Learning
We believe that learning is a life-long process and is at the heart of our school’s life. Between the ages of three and eleven years, children develop skills and attitudes which form the foundations for the rest of their learning. We place great value on the whole curriculum and aim to provide our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities. We recognise that children learn in many different ways and aim to ensure a wide variety of teaching styles.
I – Independence
We encourage children to develop independence throughout their primary years. We help them to think for themselves, to be self-disciplined and, as they progress through the school, to begin to manage their own learning. The teaching of study skills and social skills is fundamental to this personal development.
F - Friendship
To be happy in school, children need to develop friendships and, through friendship, they learn to care and to show concern for each other. We do all we can to build a happy and caring school where we look after each other and show our concern for the world around us.
E – Excellence
We aim for excellence in all we do. We believe that we can always achieve more and encourage everyone to do their very best at all times.