Ethos / Mission Statement

The Mission, Vision and Values of St. Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy

Our Mission:

A Christian School which serves its community                                                                                      

Inspiring values for life and life-long learning

Nurturing spirituality, respect for self and others                                                                     

Pursuing excellence for all

Challenging all children to achieve their very best

Enabling all to recognise and celebrate their gifts and talents


Our Vision:

Our vision is that St Francis, through its Christian ethos, will be dedicated to the community that it serves and will provide:

New exciting ways of learning to equip people with skills for life

A nuturing and inspirational environment

A caring community


Our School Code

Our Values are

Love    Courage   Friendship

          At St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy:

 We show Love when we…

Treat others as we would like to be treated 

Matthew 7 12  Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets.’

Are kind, honest and gentle

Ephesians 4 32  ‘Be kind and merciful to one another, forgive one another, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.

We show Courage when we…

Persevere and give it a go!

Luke 5 5 “Master,” Simon answered, “we worked hard all night long and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will let down the nets.”

Show pride in ourselves and our work

Luke 16 10 ‘Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones.’

We show Friendship when we…

Remember that everyone matters

Matthew 19 14 ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.

Use our good manners at all times

Luke 7 44-46 ‘…you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.’

Open Hearts – Open Minds

Our Academy ethos is the Christian belief that all people are uniquely created by God and loved by God. Childrens' education should be personalised and inclusive, ensuring excellence for all.  

Our school will raise standards and transform the life chances of the community the Academy serves.

‘Do what is necessary, then what is possible. Suddenly you’ll discover you are doing the impossible.’
St Francis of Assisi



  1. St Francis SIAMS Report 2017