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Achieve through enjoyment and excellence

“Have love for one another, a tender heart and a humble mind” (1 Peter 3:8)

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Vision and Values

School Vision

Achieve through enjoyment and excellence


Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment where everyone is valued, respected and celebrated. Faith, spirituality, Christian and British values guide our learning, enabling our children to flourish and succeed as kind, helpful, confident individuals ready for living life in all its fulness within a diverse society.


“Have love for one another, a tender heart and a humble mind” (1 Peter 3:8).


We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of religious belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian and British values through the experiences we offer to all our pupils.


Through recognising our historical foundation, Wymondham, St Peter's Church of England Primary School, will preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with our Trust and local churches, at parish and diocesan level, whilst respecting the views of those with no religion, belief or faith. We are an inclusive school and as such our school family is strengthened.  



 Our Values


Guided by Christian and British values, we maintain that learning should be an exciting and enjoyable experience for everyone (adults and children); it should be fun and interactive, challenging and celebratory so a love for learning deepens.


Our Christian values support our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as we grow and learn together in a happy, safe, aspirational environment. Through God’s example, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and endeavour to unlock their full potential. We inspire and enable our children to contribute to and thrive in a diverse society through promoting the following core values: 


Kindness, Peace, Hope, Forgiveness, Helpfulness and Respect 

In so doing, our vision is that our whole community will have love for one another and will develop a tender heart and humble mind so that all may flourish and succeed.

Our Vision Explained


Our community collectively chose: “Have love for one another, a tender heart and a humble mind” (1 Peter 3:8).


The link to the name of our school and St Peter’s Church in Wymondham was a determining factor in the decision-making process. Typical comments included: “We love that there is a link to Peter and we think it is a really positive message to have love for one another which we feel shines through our school and our school family.”


We also asked the children for some comments and they replied:

“A tender heart means loving one another.”

“Having a humble mind means not boasting about things you are good at.”

“If you are humble you know your limits and help others”.


The statement is also particularly poignant as Jesus referred to Peter in the gospels as being ‘a rock...on which to build my church’ (Matthew 16.13-20, where Peter has found that the key to life is Jesus himself): we see our school as the solid foundation on which to build lives, a future, a diverse community that live well together.

British Values


The government has set out its definition of British values in the 'Prevent Strategy' and emphasises that schools are required to ensure these values are taught across the United Kingdom.


At Wymondham Church of England Primary School we have always recognised the importance of educating our children so that they understand the multi-faith and multi-cultural Britain we live in today. We provide opportunities and life experiences that will help our children to contribute to an ever changing, diverse society throughout their lives.



Democracy is embedded at our school. Pupils are taught to listen carefully and with concern for each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Our pupils are taught the value of respecting themselves and others around them, as well as their belongings and world around them. Children have the opportunity to express their opinions and ideas through our School Council, for example, which is made up of elected members from each class by pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. Our robust behaviour policy, devised by the children with staff, governors and parents, involves both rewards and sanctions; children are clear about the expectations at our school as they were all involved in creating the school rules.


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, is consistently reinforced through our curriculum, behaviour system and through Collective Worship. Each class discusses our School Rules to ensure they understand what is expected and to learn about making sensible choices; this ensures that every child is able to learn in a happy, safe environment where everyone supports one another. We expect our children to behave impeccably when they are on trips and visits outside of school; they are taught, through our behaviour policy, what happens if they break the rules and that the wrong choices have consequences. Our children are always praised for their excellent behaviour and attitude when out of school or when we receive visitors; they demonstrate respect and understand justice.


Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a secure environment and an empowering education. Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely and sensibly; examples of this can be seen in our teaching of e-safety, for example. Whether it is through the curriculum or through participation in our extra- curricular activities, our pupils are given the freedom to make choices. Pupils are also given the opportunity to engage in their own learning through setting their own personal targets with their teacher and through self-assessment of their work.



Mutual Respect

Respect is one of the core values that is tangible at our school. The teaching and learning of Christian values is inherent in all we do, but specifically taught through Religious Education, Collective Worship, Leadership days and Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education(PSHCE). This helps to develop self-esteem and positive relationships with others. Children embrace leadership roles such as Worship Monitors and the Anti-bullying Steering Group where they put together presentations for the rest of school and influence policy and practice. Other children respond respectfully and willingly and eagerly answer questions and respond readily to evaluations.


Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Our school enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through a broad approach to Religious Education, using the Leicester Syllabus for RE and Understanding Christianity, through our daily acts of Collective Worship and our varied PSHCE curriculum. Our worship time includes sharing ideas, events, prayer, music and stories to learn about diversity. We visit a variety of different places of worship, such as Sikh and Hindu temples, Catholic and Methodist churches as well as Leicester Cathedral and we recognise different festivals and links with other schools. We participate in sporting events across Leicestershire and music festivals which enable them to meet and work with people from many different backgrounds.

Spirituality At Our School


Spiritual development relates to the quest for individual identity and the search for meaning and purpose in our existence. It leads towards the understanding of self and others; the natural world and beyond; how to love and be loved.

It has to do with feelings, emotions, attitudes and beliefs: things that we care about, things that move us, things we are curious about and love. It is not linked solely to a particular religion, doctrine or faith. It is something we experience on a personal level.

Spiritual development is therefore accessible to everyone.


Understanding Spirituality


At Wymondham School, we think of spirituality in terms of making Lego!

When we build Lego, we join bricks with other bricks; we link them together to create something bigger and more amazing.


The four elements of Spirituality in our school


Spirituality looks to explore our connections and relationships with: 


  • Ourselves
  • Others
  • The World
  • Beyond


Nurturing and developing Spirituality 


We provide a range of planned and unplanned opportunities for children to develop their own spiritual journey. These opportunities are across the whole curriculum in order to educate the whole child. Activities teach the children to reflect and consider their own connections through the following symbolism as an aide memoire, to trigger those connections with spirituality throughout their lives:


  • Mirrors: Children learn about themselves
  • Windows: Children learn about life
  • Doors: Children step out into the world, living out their Christian values through their connection with others
  • Candles: Children make connections with the things they cannot see.

Light a candle

Whenever we worship together, be it in church or at school, we create a spiritual experience for the children and staff by lighting a candle. The peacefulness of the light helps us to think deeply about what matters most to us


SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)


Our school was inspected by the Diocese of Leicester under Section 48 of the Education Act in November 2017.


Key findings


Relationships within the whole school community are strong, reflecting its deeply rooted Christian character.


Leaders are working with parents, the church, the diocese and the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust to improve the school further and as a result standards of attainment have risen in 2017.


The leadership of collective worship and religious education (RE) is strong and both are contributing to pupils’ development.


St Peter’s is a harmonious school, ‘like a family’ where relationships are strong and underpinned by Christian values including kindness, faith, trust, forgiveness, respect, friendship, love and courage. These values are evident in all aspects of the school’s work and all members of the school community describe the significant impact they have upon behaviour, relationships and achievement.


Learners are confident and enthusiastic. They benefit from a rich curriculum with many enrichment activities and links with other local schools which together provide good opportunities for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Displays in all classrooms and in the school hall remind children about the school’s key Christian values and this supports their spiritual development.


Collective worship is central to the life of the school and an opportunity for pupils, staff, parents and the wider community to come together to learn, reflect, pray and to sing. It is skilfully used to develop learning about Christian values and biblical teaching and children state ‘It helps us to be more like God: kind, loving, forgiving.’ Leaders clearly describe the importance of worship as a way of building relationships across the whole community, teaching children to ‘support one another’ and the importance of service to others. As a result children are well behaved and support many charitable events.