Ethos and values


Recognising its historic foundation, St Aidan’s aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

We warmly welcome children from all faiths, as well as those from non-faith backgrounds. Together, staff, children, parents and governors, endeavour to make our school a friendly place in which everybody feels valued.

Our approach is based on strong Christian values and we expect all children, staff and stakeholders (parents, carers and governing body members) to respect them.


Our Christian values are:

  • wisdom
  • forgiveness
  • endurance
  • thankfulness
  • friendship
  • hope
  • creation
  • peace
  • service
  • humility
  • koinonia (fellowship)
  • trust

Guided by these values we are committed to:

  • Developing active, responsible children who will go on to play a positive role in society
  • Providing a safe, supportive and academically challenging environment
  • Excellent teaching, which is both creative and innovative and which harnesses the benefits of new technology.
  • The use of different teaching approaches which address the needs of all children.
  • Celebrating individual achievements and giving feedback so that children know how they are progressing and how they can improve.
  • Open communication between parents, children and teachers.
  • Offering early support for children with additional educational needs.