As a Church of England primary school our Christian values underpin the way in which we treat each other- evident in the mutual respect and caring ethos seen as you walk around our school.

Quality learning is at the heart of everything we do. Through an inspirational and engaging curriculum we ensure learning is something to enjoy as well as providing the rigour and challenge to enable all children to achieve their best. We regard ourselves as a learning community, encouraging children to develop skills and dispositions for life-long learning in their journey towards fulfilling their goals and aspirations.

We achieve our aims through a close partnership with parents and an exceptional team of staff and governors.

To find out more about us please come and visit and see the school in operation.  We would love to meet you and welcome you to our school.

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Our School Values

Love

From the early Greek word “agape”, found in the Bible, meaning a love which is a true reflection of the love of God: unconditional, self-giving, compassionate, purposeful and transformative

Righteousness

From the early greek word “dikalosyne”, found in the Bible, which includes a concern to live as well as we can, seeking excellence in our own lives, defending peace, pursuing justice, valuing truth and demonstrating a genuine regard for others, which shows itself in generosity of action.

Fellowship

From the early Greek word “koinonia”, found in the Bible, meaning a readiness to live in community with one another, recognising our interwoven lives and valuing what each person has to offer, because we are richer as each of us makes our unique contribution to the life of us all.

 

Our School Vision

A place where:

  • Children feel happy and safe to learn
  • Everyone is valued equally
  • Learning is at the heart of what we do
  • The Christian values of Love,Fellowship and Righteousness form our foundation and shape our community
  • Expectations are high
  • Involvement is educationally nourishing and spiritually uplifting
  • We recognise and celebrate children’s individual talents and abilities and nurture their individual potential.

We aim for a Western Downland child to have...

  • A life long thirst for learning
  • The self belief and work ethic to meet the world and participate in society with confidenceand success
  • A keen sense of moral responsibility and purpose, through encouragement of self discipline and management.
  • A curriculum that is dynamic, memorable, well balanced and responsive to an ever changing world.
  • Outstanding teaching
  • An environment that is nurturing, safe, vibrant and focused on learning
  • Spiritual awareness and preparation for their future life through an understanding and knowledge of Christianity