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Visions and Values


Barwick in Elmet Church of England Primary School


The vision for our school is to be a community of faith where we believe, achieve and grow together. We aim to embed through an ethos of nurture core Christian values of hope, peace and koinonia.


At Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Primary School we aim

  • to instil spiritual awareness and a Christian faith that will guide our children in a society of diverse faith, belief and culture


  • to be recognised as an ‘outstanding’ learning community where learners achieve high standards and reach their full potential in all areas of learning


  • to provide a happy, healthy and secure sustainable learning environment, one which inspires an excitement for learning and an enthusiasm for life


  • to work in partnership with our community to safeguard our unique local heritage


  • to secure an open and welcoming partnership between school, home and the community which values, celebrates and embraces diversity and individuality.



These aims are designed to ensure that our school provides equality of education and opportunity for all. Our school aspires to meet the needs of all taking account of learning ability, disability, ethnicity, culture, gender, language, faith, belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic factors by

  • ensuring our inclusive ethos is maintained, making our school a place where everyone feels welcomed and valued

  • ensuring everyone in our community is encouraged to achieve their full potential

  • respecting valuing and celebrating diversity

  • preparing our pupils for life in a diverse society

  • recognising and addressing prejudice




The school is affiliated to the Church of England. There is a daily act of collective worship in addition to religious education lessons. As a church school the daily act of collective worship is fundamental to our Christian ethos. We understand worship to be a special act or occasion whose purpose is to show reverence to God. Collective worship involves all members of the school coming together and participating in an assembly. We also hold assemblies that reflect other religious traditions that are represented in the school and the wider community. We expect everyone to take an active part in the assembly


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