Church School Statement

Dartington Church of England Primary School and Nursery aims to serve our community, within a Christian Vision, equipping our children with the skills and attributes to flourish in life, in all its fullness. Underpinned by the vision ‘Together we grow, together we flourish.’

We believe that we are all created in the image of God and that we are able to open our hearts and allow ourselves to be transformed by him, leaving our positive imprints on others. We believe it is our privilege and duty to responsibly nurture and support our children, the community and ourselves so that together we stride forwards together to make the community and the world that we live in a better place.

Our school lives and breathes the Church of England’s vision of John 10:10, that every child will flourish and that they will achieve the very best they can, fulfilling their dreams and ambitions. It is a place where all are valued as individuals and as God’s children. The whole child matters to God and we invest time to nurture children’s intellectual developments as well as their many, other gifts.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church and the Parish and the Diocese, bringing this character into the present day. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils. As a church school we embed our Christian values of: Peace, Trust, Compassion, Creativity and Wisdom into everyday learning and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs; extending welcome to all through the mission of open doors and warm fires.