Our Vision, Ethos and Christian Values

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historical foundation our school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and its partnership with the church at parish and diocesan level. Our school aims to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. The school encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all pupils.

School Vision

We are a welcoming, caring and stimulating school. We inspire a love of learning by nurturing potential, fun and happiness. We celebrate our success as we achieve high standards in all aspects of life; allowing children to grow spiritually, morally and socially within a strong Christian ethos.

I have come in order that you may have life – life in all its fullness.John 10:10

Our School Values

Elvington Church of England Primary School works in partnership with parents/carers, children, church and community to provide a first-class education and start in life. We aim to inspire and equip children to learn throughout life and to strive for excellence in their work and relationships.

We promote the personal growth and development of all children, teaching and practising acceptance and inclusion for those of all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

We are a Christian foundation serving the whole community, embodying our school values of Respect, Friendship, Perseverance, Hope, Trust and Thankfulness in our nurture and encouragement of all.

Do for others what you want them to do to you.

Matthew 7:12   Genesis 1:26-28

Be thoughtful and kind in all that we do and help those less fortunate.

Luke 10:25-37

Work hard with whole-hearted commitment and resilience always seeking to improve and achieve our best.

Mark 2:1-12

Prepare for the future with great ambition in a bid to reach our full potential.

Luke 23:32-43

To speak with honesty, building strong loyal relationships with confidence.

Genesis 6:9-22

Show gratitude for all that we have.

Luke 17:11-19


Working together, we can all achieve success.