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Vision and Values

Our Vision


Shrivenham School gives everyone the opportunity to believe in themselves, others, and God.  Through our values of love, hope and courage, everyone at our school will flourish, fulfil their unique potential and positively contribute to the community. 


'All things are possible for one who believes' (Mark 9:23)

'Pupils understand the school's motto, 'all things are possible for one who believes', and say that this inspires them to work hard in everything they do.' Ofsted 2022

Our Mission


We ensure our children learn in a nurturing environment where we value everyone as individuals, care for one another and foster positive emotional growth and well-being. Through our broad and balanced curriculum, we inspire, motivate and challenge our children to become independent and confident learners, maximising intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development. We put Shrivenham School at the heart of village life, actively encouraging partnership with parents, the Church and the wider community.

Core Values


At Shrivenham CE Primary School our core values are:



Love is the core value that underpins all that we do at Shrivenham CE Primary School. In the Bible Jesus teaches us ‘Love God with all your heart' and 'Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-38)


Jesus demonstrated his unconditional love during his time on earth indiscriminately, and as followers of Jesus we aim to walk in his footsteps.


We show love to everyone by putting others before ourselves. By working together as part of a strong and supportive family, we can all achieve more - socially, emotionally and academically. 



LOVE  The Parable of The Good Samaritan reminds children to love thy neighbour and be a role model to others.


The beginning of John’s Gospel says ‘The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.’ Throughout his life Jesus gave hope to others and the resurrection of Jesus shows us that evil can never ultimately triumph over love.


Hope is a core value for our church school because we share in the joy that comes from the belief that there is always hope and all is never lost. Hope is an attitude of mind that we develop through faith in God and each other. 


In our school this helps is to keep going even when things get hard and when we face new challenges. Together we can turn hope into reality.


HOPE  The Parable of The Lost Sheep encourages children to have hope for others and to keep going.



Courage is a core value for our church school because God asks us to be brave in the face of hardship.


In the book of Joshua, God tells his people to ‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.’ This reminds us to stand against injustice and to be the best we can be when things are difficult. 


We have courage to stand by our beliefs and are committed to what is right and true

COURAGE The Biblical story of David and Goliath inspires children to be brave.

'Pupils love attending Shrivenham Primary School where strong Christian values permeate through all aspects of school life. ' Ofsted 2022

Christian Values


As a Church of England School, our Christian Values underpin all that we do. Each half term we focus on a particular value or Christian Theme. We display this value in our school hall using images and quotes, from the Bible and elsewhere, to help the children fully understand what they mean and how they link to their own lives. 


Our values are the foundations of our behaviour policy, and we use them to talk to the children about their actions, to help them understand consequences. This then helps them to make changes and choices to ensure they are following our values within school and in their own lives at home.


Our Calendar of Christian Values (Roots and Fruits Collective Worship)


 Year AYear BYear C
Term 1       Generosity              Thankfulness    The Words of Jesus
Term 2CompassionTrustAdvent and Christmas
Term 3CouragePerseverancePeople Jesus Meets
Term 4ForgivenessJusticeHoly Week and Easter
Term 5FriendshipServiceThe Parables of Jesus
Term 6RespectTruthfulnessThe Miracles of Jesus


'Pupils are kind and respectful to each other'   ' Pupils take pride in making their school a better place'  Ofsted 2022

British Values


At Shrivenham CE Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.


“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash


A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

What are British Values?


  • The Rule of Law

  • Democracy

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual Respect

  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs


To do this our children will develop;

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour

  • An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination