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Vision and Values

Our mission statement

We are an inclusive community where each child knows they are loved and valued for who they really are and can grow to their full potential within the love of God.

Our School vision: Life in All its Fullness – Come and See

Jesus said, ‘I am the good shepherd … I came so that everyone would have life, and have it fully.’ (John 10:10)

‘Come and See’ (John 1:39). Andrew is invited by Jesus to bear witness.

Our School vision drives all we do at St Andrew’s. Life in all its fullness is represented by the diverse and rich opportunities, which are available to all children and staff, for every area of their growth and development. Just as St Andrew was encouraged by Jesus to ‘Come and See’,  our children can bear witness to God’s world around them, in their work and play.

C    ome and see the things we do
O    pen arms for everyone who joins us
M    arvel at our ways of learning
E     mbrace the kindness all around
A     t St Andrew’s we make everyone feel welcome
N     ever treat anyone how you wouldn’t want to be treated
D     eveloping relationships and friendships
S     ee our love for God and each other
E     xcitement is what our school is full of
E     njoy life in all its fullness         (A poem by children in Year 6)

Our aims

  • To provide a nurturing Christian environment where our children can grow in confidence and achieve their very best.
  • To offer a creative and enriching curriculum which excites our children and encourages them to have a lifelong love of learning.
  • To encourage our children to respect and demonstrate compassion for each other and learn the power of forgiveness.
  • To ensure our children know they are valued, are able to grow in the love of God and learn about the importance of all faiths and respect for their future lives.

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 serve its community by providing an 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.

St Andrew’s is both a Church and a Village School and therefore welcomes all beliefs, faiths and denominations. We aim to foster strong links with the Much Hadham village community.