St John The Baptist Church of England Primary School

Loving Learning, Building Community, Growing in Faith


Our School and Christian Values

Our school and Christian values were developed and chosen through consultation with staff, children, parents and governors in 2019.  We have a two-year rolling programme and are currently in year two. The weekly value is delivered in assembly on a Monday morning and reaffirmed throughout the week in class and around the school, with house points being won by children who demonstrate the value. This year our values are:


Forgiveness – offering an olive branch asks people to forgive and begin anew.

John was baptising people in the desert. He preached a baptism of changed hearts and lives for the forgiveness of sins. Mark 1:4


Resilience – A snail’s spiral shell has both strength and stability.

If you give up when trouble comes, it shows that you have very little strength. (Strength – resilience) Proverbs 24:10


Love – our hearts are full of love for one another.

“I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you.” John 13:34


Koinonia – We share our friendship with everyone in our Church School community.

God is in the light. We should live in the light, too. If we live in the light, we share fellowship with each other. (Fellowship – Koinonia) 1 John 1:7


Compassion – The loyal dog shows great compassion to its owner.

The Lord is kind and shows mercy. He does not become angry quickly but is full of love. (Mercy – compassion) Psalm 145:8