'A church school should be a place that lives and breathes hope - hope in God's transforming power, hope in the gifts and abilities of all who play their part in life of the school, hope in the power of the school to develop the potential of all its members'
John Cox. More than Caring and Sharing. 2011
At St. Luke’s, we want to enable all of our children to live a full and enriched life. We want them to know that they are cared for, valued and part of our community. Our school vision is to offer Life In All Its Fullness (John 10:10b) and thus to offer a life of abundance. We serve a diverse multicultural and multi-faith community and this wonderful richness of life experiences brings vibrant warmth and life to our School.
Through our vision, we aim to help our children understand our distinctiveness as a Christian school. We use our four driving School values of; Cherish, Challenge, Aspire and Achieve to explore why we are offering a service that is distinctively Christian and how these virtues may link with our ethos and Bible stories.
As a Church of England School, we offer an education that is distinctively Christian. Although each school in unique; our School leads worship through the core Christian values of; respect, gratefulness, koinonia, hope, forgiveness and compassion. These are a central part of our school and they are embedded throughout our curriculum and the experiences that we offer our children. These Christian virtues link to a theme of the week and we encourage the children to explore and adhere to these at school. As a school, we model and encourage the children to embrace these principles in their lives both at home and at school.
As a multicultural and multi-faith safe space, we are inclusive and welcoming. We encourage our children to discuss and share their beliefs and faith with their peers. We offer a unique approach to inclusion of all faiths and beliefs, we want to ensure that all of our children feel valued and part of our School community; this passion extends to our children being given the time to have their voices heard. The children are offered valuable immersive experiences and exposure to all faiths and, they are most importantly, given the time to explore, ask (and to try) and answer ‘any big or small’ questions that they might have.