Our Vision

For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (Jeremiah 29:11)

Our vision is to build a community of Hope and Love around our village school; embracing all creation, valuing respect, dignity, diversity and individuality. Like Noah, we provide a safe ark in which to foster creative, critical thinking through a dynamic, engaging learning environment where all can flourish and prosper.

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Our Christian Values guide us on the journey of hope for today, tomorrow and always, following God’s guidance:  Love, Peace, Forgiveness, Kindness and Courage.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing a school where all children feel safe and happy.

  • Providing educational experiences to develop the whole child to fulfil their potential: spiritually, morally, socially and culturally; as well as academically.

  • Providing opportunities to develop each child’s confidence, their belief in themselves and their sense of worth, so that they leave Sholden as individuals confident in their own ability.

  • Providing an understanding of the Anglican faith; the faith of others and the cultural values of the world; underpinned by a strong Christian ethos and the 5 specific Christian values championed in the school: kindness, courage, peace, love and forgiveness.

  • Providing experiences that channel the enthusiasm and spontaneity of young children to develop lively and enquiring minds that are able to question and argue rationally and apply the knowledge they have learnt.

  • Providing outstanding teaching and learning so that each child develops the key skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT that provide the foundations for a successful future life.

  • Providing such amazing experiences that each child develops a love of learning and a desire to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their life.

Our Christian Values

We have 5 distinct Christian values which we feel passionately about and which we feel are key to making the school what it is. These values have been developed by all members of the school community and are: