Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Vision & values


You, me, us, everyone – We are a school that believe we have the power to change the world!’

‘The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.

So it is with the body of Christ.’

(1 Corinthians 12:12)

We are a Church of England School with a historic foundation and a strong community spirit that provides our pupils with a supportive and nurturing environment in which they can develop into the very best they can be.  We measure success not just in terms of academic achievement but in terms of how happy children are to come to school each day and the extent to which they develop into confident individuals, benefiting from a range of experiences and successes which positively shape their character and inspire a lifelong love of learning. 

We provide education of the highest quality to all our pupils, within the context of Christian belief and practice. Our pupils are encouraged to see themselves as responsible global citizens and to behave as a caring and respectful school family.

Our core values are:

Respect  - “We always respect each other with our kindness.” (Devon)
Responsibility – “We take care of our school, all the people and property.” (Daniel)
Relationships – “We are always nice to each other and let people join in with our games.” (Kitty)
Reflection –
“We reflect on things that happen all over the world and sometimes have a minutes silence.” (Marlowe)
Rejoicing – “We celebrate for Harvest, Christmas and Easter in lots of exciting ways.” (Millie)
Reaching – “We reach for our goals and try our best!” (Alice)

Because we value RESPONSIBILITY

Our vision is always

to understand that because we have a RIGHT, we have a



‘Be the doers of the word an)d not the hearers only’

(James 1:22) 

Because we value REACHING

Our vision is always

to try our best in all we do

and reach out to others


‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.’

(Matthew 5:14-16,) 

Because we value RESPECT

Our vision is always

to respect and support each other.


‘Love each other warmly as Christians and be eager to show respect for one another.’

(Romans 12:10)

Because we value REFLECTION

Our vision is always

to be able to learn from our

mistakes and grow from them.


‘For I know the plans I have for you said the Lord. Plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

(Jeremiah 29:11 

Because we value REJOICING

Our vision is always

to celebrate all achievements—large or small.


‘Encourage one another and build each other up’.

(Thessalonians 5:11) 

Because we value RELATIONSHIPS

Our vision is always

to include EVERYONE in our

Symondsbury family.


‘The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.’

(Corinthians 12:12)