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Our Ethos and Values


I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness.              John 10:10

Our vision is to nurture and inspire our whole school community, to use their God-given gifts, to be the best that they can be, and therefore flourish in all aspects of their lives. This is expressed through our school motto: ‘Be the BEST we can be’ which runs through everything we do in school

Our school motto is to “Be the BEST”, which is lived out through the following values:

Believe Endeavour Succeed Together

We strongly believe that all members of the St John’s community should strive to give their BEST in all aspects of school life.  We aim to:


Have high expectations – and to believe that they can be achieved

Approach each day and each challenge with confidence in ourselves and others

Believe in the Christian faith and to support the ethos of the school


Persevere when a task is challenging and build resilience

Challenge ourselves to achieve our BEST


Enable children to thrive academically, make good progress and achieve their full potential

Create opportunities for educational and social success for all – pupils, parents and staff

Ensure all children, including those with SEND, can flourish and succeed

Celebrate success and achievement in many forms – not just academically


Work together as a school community to achieve our very BEST

For the whole school community to understand the importance of fairness and respect



Values Weeks will be held each term to focus on what it means to be the BEST.


A ‘child-friendly’ version of this statement is displayed around the school and regularly discussed in classes and assembly times.  This can be seen below: