Inspired by Scripture
During the Sermon on the Mount, found in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus addresses a crowd and reveals eight blessings (known as The Beatitudes). He then goes on to explain:
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
As a Christian school family, we take great encouragement from the words "you are the light of the world"; this reveals to us that Jesus, who himself tells us "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12), is within all of us. We are all God's children and are called to "give glory" to our Father in heaven through our "good works". This reminds us of the importance of our actions. Our actions allow us to let our light shine. Our actions allow us to share the light of Jesus with those around us, transforming society and enacting positive change.
We want our school and church to be beacons that shine far and wide, transforming our community with the light of Jesus.
At St Anne’s CE Primary School we believe in ‘educating the whole person’ and equipping children to be global citizens in the 21st century.
Our vision and values embrace the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of our young people. We offer a vision of flourishing for all children, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour, but sets them in a wider framework. Preparing our children for the careers of the future and the resilience to prioritise their own mental wellbeing when coping with the demands of the wider world.
We aim to deliver excellence in education and want the very best outcomes for our children so that they can realise their full potential and strive to achieve it.