Our Christian Values

(Guiding our Thinking and Behaviour)

Love- (Core Value that all of our 6 Values Flow):







  As a Church of England School, our Christian Values underpin all that we do. During each half term we focus on a specific value in conjunction with love in order to gain a better understanding of how these values impact the way that we live. The values are displayed around our school and in all of our classrooms and are regularly referred to, thus enabling the children to fully understand what they mean and how they link to their own lives.

Our Collective Worships link closely to the values being explored at the point and provide further opportunity for learning, reflection and application.  

Our values are the foundations of our behaviour policy, and we use them to talk to the children about their actions, to help them understand consequences. This then helps them to make changes and choices to ensure they are following our values within school and in their own lives at home.

The Christian Values have been an integral part of our school vision and ethos for a number of years and have grown and evolved to underpin all that we do. In creating the Christian Values we recognised the great need for them to be rooted in biblical teaching. We want to help children understand what these values mean for us as people in an ever changing world and how Jesus’ teaching around these values can help us to be valued members of society. 


Faith:  “Is being sure of what we hope for.  It is being certain of what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1

Biblical background: Faith is required by people of all faiths as it enables us to be sure of what we believe and have the conviction of our beliefs.

Bible stories:

  • The Red Sea Crossing: Exodus 14
  • The Repentant Thief on a Cross: Luke 23
  • David & Goliath: 1 Samuel 17


Hope:  “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Biblical background: Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness. The Old Testament asserts boldly and plainly that hope is rooted in God. God is the basis of hope – His steadfast love, or covenant-love, is especially set forth as the solid ground of hope. 

Bible stories:

  • Hope for the Rejected – The Woman Weeping at Jesus’ Feet (Luke 7:36–50)
  • Hope for the Non-Religious – Pharisee & Tax Collector (Luke 18:9–17)
  • Hope Changes Things – Zacchaeus (Luke 18:18–30)


Love:  “Love is patient and kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.” 1 Corinthians 13

Biblical background: it transcends a feeling or emotion. This is what we see in 1 Corinthians 13. Paul tells us that love isn’t merely a feeling but a way of relating to others. The overarching story of the Bible ultimately describes love as the act of putting others before oneself—serving the interest and well-being of another.

Bible stories:


 Respect:  “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31

Biblical background: The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect for creation, including humanity made in the image of God.The Bible encourages us to honour others above ourselves and to love one another.

Treating others with respect and dignity is an excellent way to show that love.

Bible stories:

  • Honour all men  1 Peter 2:17
  • Daniel in the lion’s den –Daniel 6:1-
  • Honour one another above yourselves Romans 12:10


Forgiveness “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Biblical background: Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on the cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.

Bible stories:

  • Zacchaeus the tax collector
  • The prodigal son
  • Two men who owed money – Benjamin and Joshua

Associated bible verse:

  • Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others. (Colossians 3:13)


Compassion:  “Finally, all of you, live in harmony, with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8

 Biblical background:  In the Old Testament we see the compassion of God towards His people. The Bible tells us that God is eternal, holy, just, good, wise, powerful and loving. His love means that He is also compassionate. And God’s compassion is seen in particular for the weak, the helpless, and the downtrodden.

Bible stories:

  • Feeding the Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13–21).
  • Two Blind Men Receive Their Sight (Matthew 20:29–34).
  •  The Compassion of Jesus (Matthew 9:35–38, emphasis added throughout).

Thankfulness:  “See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

Biblical background: Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their lives. They know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.

Bible stories:

  • Psalm 148 – a song of praise to God
  • Paul and Silas is prison (Acts 16)
  • The healing of the ten lepers
  • The loaves and the fishes
  • The Good Samaritan