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Vision & Values

Our Church School Vision

Our school vision is deeply rooted and underpinned by Matthew 5:16:

14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

At Barrowby Church of England Primary School we believe that:

As a Church school family, we strive for excellence, ensuring that we all feel happy, valued and loved.  We aim to provide an exciting, innovative, and relevant curriculum that enables all to ‘shine’ and develop as creative, respectful and independent citizens.  We seek to promote equal opportunities for all so that each individual is encouraged to achieve their full potential and become lifelong learners who can make a positive contribution to society.

Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and
will praise your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

This underpins our school vision:

Community:  As a Church school family, we come together in the eyes of God. As the bible describes God established families-Adam and Eve from the very beginning and reinforces that connection throughout.
Dignity:  We respect and celebrate individuality and encourage everyone to make the most of their God given talents.
Hope: We seek to promote equality in the eyes of God for all, irrespective of gender, race, creed, ability or disability.  
Wisdom: We seek to ensure our pupils leave our school as well educated, self-confident and reflective members of a global society. 

and our school's Values:

               CREATIVITY                                                                 Respect                                                              Independence


  • Creativity-God recognises that we are all special and that we all have our own gifts and talents that make us unique.  He encourages us to share with others and to ‘Make our light shine.’ We respect individuality, encourage creativity and support everyone to make the most of their God-given talents. 
  • Respect- As we are all equal in the eyes of God, we promote equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of gender, race, creed, ability or disability and encourage all to treat each other with respect, dignity and tolerance ‘so that others can see the good that you do.’
  • Independence- As we all flourish and make the most of our God-given talents, we want to support all to be well-educated, self-confident and reflective members of a global society ' so that others can see the good you do.'       

As a community, we promote a caring, friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation, within our Christian foundation, and based on Christian values. We encourage honesty, understanding, tolerance, sensitivity, perseverance, independence and autonomy, and set high standards of behaviour, and good manners.

We value the strengths and experiences of individuals, and aim to provide positive and rewarding experiences, and equal opportunity for all children, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, religion, ability or disability.
We aim to provide the highest standards of education for our pupils, and have high expectations in all respects. We encourage creativity, self-confidence, enterprise and an excitement in learning, and support children in fulfilling their potential. We celebrate their achievements and encourage and challenge our children to learn from a broad based, relevant and stimulating curriculum, through the Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum and extended school activities.
We encourage children to take an active part in the learning process and to become independent learners, within a learning environment in which children can foster pride in their own achievements, and those of others, and to appreciate the wider world.

Mission Statement

It is Barrowby CE Primary School’s intention to provide a very distinctive, stimulating and engaging learning environment.  We believe that our holistic approach, using our robust and rigorous self-evaluation processes, enable us to  provide every opportunity for each individual to achieve their potential.