Vision and values

Parents describe a ‘warm and welcoming atmosphere’ which promotes a strong sense of belonging.

SIAMS 2018


Point your kids in the right direction— when they're old they won't be lost. Proverbs 22:6 The Message 

Waberthwaite Church of England School welcomes and respects everyone. We believe that everyone is an individual, created in the image of God, who should be encouraged, nurtured and challenged in order to flourish; hold high-aspirations and achieve their full potential. 

 We encourage everyone to 'listen up and speak out'; celebrate their own worth and that of others. A flourishing life is diverse, connected and outward-looking. We seek to broaden our understanding of the world,  participate in enriching and challenging experiences and reflect on how our actions impact on the world around us. 

We understand that we are each unique and we celebrate how our differences complement each other; creating a community where 'we all fit together'; when our strengths are combined, we are stronger. 

Flourishing is not a solo endeavour.

‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)


 As a Church of England school we teach, encourage and reward the Christian Values of:

Hope, Compassion, Trust, Kindness, Koinonia, Love, Friendship, Wisdom, Endurance, Peace

Show endurance and friendship.

Be compassionate and kind.


The purpose of the Governors and staff, with the support of parents, is to ensure that our community is a place where everyone will experience warmth and security within a challenging and stimulating environment. Together we aim to:

Each individual will be encouraged:

All members of the school community including pupils, parents, staff, governors and members of our local community are able to nominate children to receive the Good To Be Green citizenship award for displaying one of the Christian values through an action or attitude in daily life. This is awarded in the school celebration assembly every Friday.

In recent parental survey the values which the school community felt were most apparent within our school are friendship, endurance, compassion and kindness.