St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

Our Christian Ethos

‘In the light of Christ we will shine together’


Jesus said: I am the light of the world. John 8.12

Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is all that is good and true and right. Ephesians 5.8-9


In Jesus we have an example of selfless unconditional love and service: welcoming the stranger, delighting in children, forgiving and compassionate. He demonstrated the promise of God’s love for all and taught that we should value ourselves and love one another in a community of trust, friendship, justice and forgiveness. Through his Spirit He promised to lead us in searching for truth and growing in wisdom.  He challenges us to reflect his loving light in all we do, shining as lights together, so that we become a community of joy and love, facing the future with wisdom and hope.


We can hang everything we do on these verses. 


This Vision is reflected in the school logo with its three elements of Rainbow, Star and Children linked together.


Rainbow:  a sign of God’s promise to care for all in love and safety. A sign of hope after times of challenge and difficulty


Star:  a reminder that everyone can shine, reflecting the love of Christ and joyful in their achievements


Linked children:  the acknowledgement that it is together that we grow, develop and achieve and that we all benefit from hands to hold in love and friendship.


An education community where every child can thrive.