Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life, Love of God"

Vision & Values


"Love of Learning, Love of Life itself, and Love of God"

A natural home for all children and adults to have the opportunity to flourish within the community, in a unique and happy school rooted in Christian values.


Our school Vision draws inspiration from the bible quote,

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." (John 10:10)

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to service its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.


To implement this we will provide: 

  • a happy, positive, and safe environment in which everyone in our school feels loved, respected and cared for.

  • a strong, Christian ethos with values and principles that are embedded through collective worship and throughout the whole curriculum.

  • Inspirational and forward-thinking leadership that empowers all stakeholders to be part of a learning culture and are committed to the pursuit of excellence and achieving the vision for the school.

  • a curriculum that is creative, inspirational, well-planned and well-delivered which will inspire and motivate children to love learning.

  • opportunities and positive role models to listen to pupils, encourage personal growth, and develop independence and responsibility.


The Impact of this for our pupils will be:

  • happy, caring, responsible, independent learners who achieve personal success and feel secure and valued in our Christian environment.

  • inspired children who love learning with a desire to learn new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.

  • independent and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment

  • children who understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer, reflection and every day life.

  • an appreciation of different religious, moral and cultural traditions and see and appreciate the awe and wonder of Gods diverse world.

Our School Values



We love each other as God loves us

“Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34


We are brave as we meet new challenges

“When I am afraid I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56.3


We are friends with everyone

“Be kind to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32


We learn from our mistakes

“I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


We work together as a team

“Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13


We always tell the truth

“Tell the truth to each other.” Zechariah.” 8:16


We aim high and always do our best

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Our school prayer