St Richard's CE Primary

Vision and Values

Our School Vision

To enable everyone in our school community to flourish through opportunity and belief in themselves. We aim to instil in our children a deep love of learning; the confidence to face challenges; and to have high aspirations for their future lives and each other, just as God has planned for them.

Our vision is based on the biblical text Jeremiah 29.v11.:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

We summarise our vision with our school motto:

Inspiring belief in God and one another

Our School Values

The values of the school help the community to live out the vision:


Helping and being kind and patient with others.

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’  

Colossians 3.v12.


Having the confidence and self-belief to do something challenging.

‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’  

Joshua 1.v9.


Being able to say sorry and being accepting of others’ apologies. Deciding not to be upset with another person or ourselves. Not holding a grudge.

‘Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.’  

Colossians 3.v13.



Forming positive relationships through trust, truthfulness, support and encouragement. Always having someone to rely on.

‘Encourage one another and build each other up.’

1 Thessalonians 5.v11.


Not giving up and learning from our mistakes. Having the self-belief and determination to overcome difficulties and succeed, now and as a lifelong learner.

‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.’

Philippians 4.v13.


Treating others as you would like to be treated. Having regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others. Having good manners.

‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’

Matthew 7.v12.