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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

Celebrating Faith,
Learning and Success

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School


Vision, Values and Ethos

St Botolph’s Church of England Vision Statement

St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School is a good school with outstanding features (OFSTED grading June 2015) and was seen as outstanding by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (NSSIAS) in October 2011. 

As a Governing body, our vision is outlined below:

  • We want to build on our Christian values so that our school remains distinctively Christian. Therefore we will encourage our children to have Courage and Compassion which together will strengthen the Community within and around our school.
  • As a Faith school, we celebrate the fact that not all children are academically gifted.   It is our desire to create a rich range of opportunities and a broad curriculum that will inspire all children to succeed.
  • We want more of our teaching to be outstanding so that all of our children make good academic progress.   To do this we need to see the percentage of outstanding teaching to reach 30% or more and the percentage of good teaching to maintain 90% or better.
  • We want our teachers and other adults to make progress too.   We will establish a strong professional development programme that allows every member of staff to continue to develop their skills and knowledge.  We will support newly qualified or trainee teachers.  We will look to support 3 adults each year who are training or just qualified.
  • We want our children to be aware and respectful of other religions and cultures.  We will learn about the other faiths and cultures from within our school community, welcome visitors into the school and participate in visits in the wider Peterborough community. Children in our school will make a faith visit at least every two years.
  • As a Church school serving two parishes, we will continue to build on our links with our churches by inviting members of their communities to be involved in our school and encourage the parents of our children to become involved in the various activities the churches offer.
  • We recognise that the support of parents is vital to the success of their children and therefore our school. We would like to see more of our parents involved in and engaged with events in school especially those from minority communities.  This will help to maintain our high levels of attendance.
  • We recognise the importance of preserving God’s world.  We want our children to learn to take care of our world. We will strive to be eco-friendly and increase our awareness of the issues of the developing world.  The school will seek to use our resources wisely and frugally.   We will maintain our Green Flag award for schools and work towards becoming a fair-trade school.

As a result of this vision, our aim is that:

  • At least 85% of our pupils will reach a good level of attainment at the end of KS2 having made good progress from the end of KS1.   
  • Our pupils will be well prepared for the next stage in their education and beyond school. 
  • The school will achieve an outstanding grade by our next OFSTED inspection in 2018 and maintain our SIAMS grading of Outstanding. 

The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust Vision Statement

The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT) exists to enable Church of England schools to continue to achieve educational excellence through Christian-based ethos and values.  It will establish a lasting legacy of a financially and pedagogically self-sustaining organisation, enabling professionals and schools to continue to improve and evolve through collaborative support and challenge.  This vision statement was defined and agreed by the DEMAT Executive Board on 21 November 2016.

Ely Diocesan Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practise. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.