St. Luke's Halsall Vision Statement
My commandment is this, 'Love one another as I love you.'- John 15 v 12
At St. Luke’s Halsall we value each person and believe that there is something extraordinary and wondrous in everybody as unique creations of God.
We aspire to let the love of Jesus run through all we do and are, so shaping us as a family of God, which enables everyone to grow and flourish, spreading His love to all those we meet through our service to others, now and always.
This empowers each one of us to live out and be challenged by our mission of,
'Inspiring lives, building futures together with Jesus'
Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
At St. Luke's Halsall CE Primary School, we aim to provide the very highest quality of education within a Christian context.
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 pupils.'
What is the purpose of Church schools?
'To nourish Christians in their faith, encourage those of other faiths, and challenge those of no faith.'
- Lord Runcie
'Church schools stand at the centre of the Church's mission to the nation.'
- General Synod resolution, 1998
'No Church school can be considered as part of the Church's mission unless it is distinctively Christian.' Their 'purpose is to offer a spiritual dimension to the lives of young people, within the traditions of the Church of England, in an increasingly secular world.'
- 'The Way Ahead, Church of England School in the New Millenium'
Ethos Statement of the Church of England for all its schools
'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.