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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Mission, Ethos and Values

Mission, Ethos and Values

As soon as you enter our school you will see the school mission statement: "I have called you by your name; you are mine" Isaiah 43:1. This statement is at the heart of our school’s ethos: it informs the attitudes and aspirations of our community.


Just as a name is personal, each child in our community is treated as a valued individual within our community. This statement summarises the key value of our school which is respect: both for self and others. We follow Jesus' example through showing that we respect, value and appreciate all members of our community. We recognise that all of our pupils are unique and precious and so we strive to meet their needs and develop their individual gifts.


We encourage our children to achieve academic excellence across the curriculum, so that they can contribute positively to society and to achieve their God-given potential. We support the children’s faith formation and enable them to grow in knowledge of their faith and relationship with God.


When they leave our school to go to their secondary school, we want our children to be able to spot injustices and be confident to stand up for what they know is right.  We want them to be keen learners who are confident to accept challenges and prepared to see failure as an opportunity to develop.


Our school values include :

  • telling the truth;
  • keeping promises;
  • respecting the rights and property of others;
  • acting considerately towards others;
  • helping those less fortunate and weaker than ourselves;
  • taking personal responsibility for one's actions;
  • self-discipline.


Our school values reject:

  • bullying;
  • cheating;
  • deceit;
  • cruelty;
  • irresponsibility;
  • dishonesty.