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.'
• We are a learning community where everyone strives to reach their full potential.
• We provide many active opportunities within a stimulating broad curriculum that opens wider horizons and makes learning enjoyable.
• We nurture children’s confidence and self-sufficiency in order to equip them for life’s challenges; this is a community where people respect each other.
• We recognise the spirit within ourselves and each other; we value and celebrate diversity.
• We empower parents to be active partners; we value their skills and life experience.
• We never lose sight of the fact that school exists for the children and the community.
• We lead by example, secure in the knowledge that each contribution will be well received. Leadership nurtures the vision of the school community.
• We are a caring, professional community where everyone’s well-being, health and safety is important.
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.