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Visions and 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.

Mission Statement and School Aims


Church Statement


St Andrew’s is a Church of England Primary School in the Diocese of Exeter.  

Recognising its historic foundation the school strives to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with The Minster Church of St Andrew and the Diocese.  


Our Mission Statement  


St Andrew’s Church of England (VA) Primary School aims to serve its community by being One Family, Learning Together within the context of Christian values.

We believe our school provides a happy atmosphere within a Christian framework in which children can flourish.  

We aim to meet the individual needs of our children in a stimulating, well resourced and safe environment which will enable them to achieve their full potential. We are a dedicated team committed to providing a range of quality learning experiences to promote high standards both educationally and spiritually.  


Our Core Christian values are Love, Honesty, Understanding, Friendship, Trust and Respect.  

We aim to:  


• Live and experience Christian values at the heart of all we do  

• Encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of being part of a Church of England community through the experiences we offer  

• See God in everyone  

• Be One Family, Learning Together: Wanting the best for everyone  

• Work in partnership with each other, with home, church and the wider community  


One Family, Learning Together  


The highest of expectations ensure our commitment to maintain and build upon outstanding outcomes for all of our children. Our values drive the curriculum experience that we offer our children.  

We foster an environment in which children’s contributions and children as individuals are valued and respected.  

We have a vision of our school as a productive, stimulating and rich learning environment in which children and staff experience equal opportunity in all things in order that their true potential is realised. Improving basic skills is the responsibility of all staff.

 The School Aims


We believe that our school provides a happy atmosphere within a Christian framework in which everyone can flourish in a stimulating environment. We aim to:


  Provide a welcoming, happy and secure school environment  


  Nurture partnerships between school, home and the wider community


  Make St Andrew’s a stimulating place to be, where lively and enquiring minds can be developed


  Teach and model Christian values which encourage and reward personal qualities such as honesty and kindness


  Provide opportunities for our children to acquire knowledge and skills through a rich and broad curriculum


  Encourage our children to appreciate their own and other cultures


  Identify talent, nurture ability and encourage effort in all our children


  Inspire and facilitate children’s learning for life, equipping them for a rapidly changing world


  Help our children develop relationship skills which enable them to both contribute to and benefit from the world in which they live.