St Michael & All Angels Church of England Foundation Primary School seeks to develop in its children a knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the Christian Faith, its teachings and values, and to foster an appreciation of their relevance to both school life and their own lives.
The school endeavours to reflect this throughout the whole curriculum and the special character of Religious Education and Worship, and encourages links with the home, local community, churches and diocese.
To provide the children with a learning environment of a high quality which is stimulating and challenging, and where children, parents and staff feel valued and secure.
To enable each child to reach his or her full potential through a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to which they have equal access.
To enable each child to acquire knowledge, skills and practical abilities and the motivation to apply them.
To enable children to develop qualities of mind, body, spirit, feeling and imagination.
To enable children to appreciate individual achievement.
To teach children to behave in an acceptable way.
To prepare children for their future lives at home, at work, at leisure and as consumers and citizens in a rapidly changing world, teaching them to value the cultural diversity of different lifestyles and religions.
To help children develop a sense of self-respect, the capacity to live as independent, self-motivated individuals and the ability to function as contributing members of co-operative groups.
To develop effective relationships between pupils, staff and the wider community.
To create a school which sees itself not only as a place of learning but also as a place of employment, where the equality of opportunity is important for staff as well as for pupils.