Our Vision & Values

St John’s School - Vision Statement 

Adopted Vision Statement with School Motto and Supporting Scriptural Passage

"At St. John’s we want everyone to grow and flourish.  Our small school is a nurturing community where we can develop our gifts and broaden our horizons.  We seek to do all this within the knowledge and love of God, where the values of His Kingdom guide and inspire us."

‘Thriving and learning as we build God’s Kingdom’


‘I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.’ - Ephesians 3.16-18

We have also agreed a simplified version of our vision statement for the younger pupils and this as follows:

‘At St. John’s we are growing and learning. As we discover more about ourselves and the world, we also learn how much God loves us.’

‘Thriving and learning as we build God’s Kingdom’

‘Sing to the LORD all the earth’ - Psalm 96.1

Our school values

At the beginning of every school year, Father Peter and Mr. Ezel work with Emerald Class (Yr.5/6) in discussing what they feet should be our core values for the year. The pupils felt that we should have six new values for this school year. There was a very interesting and thoughtful discussion around the importance of both forgiveness and compassion especially in our world today. The pupils felt that the importance of striving for justice in our world is so significant in ensuring that everyone feels that they are treated fairly and with respect along with highlighting the importance of feeling safe and secure. Therefore, they felt that the entire community of St. John’s School should have these six core values so that we can play an important part in making our world a better place for everyone.

Our school values help us…
to grant forgiveness,
to give respect,
to practise endurance,
to share compassion,
to work for justice for everyone,
and to know confidence through Christ