Christian Values & Ethos

At St Philip’s Church of England Primary School we aim to be distinctive in our Christian character by living out our school values daily.

Collective Worship is a key part of our school day, setting the tone for the behaviour and ethos of our school family. We have strong links with our local Vicar, Rector Gareth Robinson, and St Philip's Church which we use regularly for collective worship to mark key dates in the Christian calendar.

St Philip's has 12 core Christian Values.

They are; Friendship, Honesty, Love, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Compassion, Hope, Trust, Faith, Fellowship, Peace and Justice.

At St Philip’s, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and help to guide us both morally and spiritually.

Through daily acts of worship and reflection we explore the meaning of these core values and consider how we can use them to help us in our daily lives.

Whilst these gifts are inclusive of human values, we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories and readings.

St Philip’s Sparkle Group

As a multi-faith, multi-cultural school we have a variety of religions and we all share in the same values. We are determined to uphold these values in our school; regardless of what religion we may follow.

The sparkle group is made up of 6 children from KS2 (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) and meets each week with Mrs Davies and Mrs Brandreth to help further develop the ethos of our school.

The aim of the ‘Sparkle’ group is;

  • To promote and uphold the Christian distinctiveness of our school.
  • To evaluate and help further develop the ethos of our school by talking to children, teachers and completing learning walks.
  • To help embed the Christian values across school.
  • To develop and maintain links with other Christian schools.
  • To plan and evaluate collective worship.