Our Ethos, Aims and Values

Our Foundation

Our academy is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England Academy.

As such we have a Trust Deed (1834) which requires the, “education of poor children as closely as possible according to the system adopted and recommended by the Central National School”.

This organisation is today the National Society, whose aim is for Church of England schools to have a distinctive identity and ethos, where the development of social, spiritual and emotional intelligence is as important as academic achievement.

“The core purpose of any Church school is to maximise the learning potential of every pupil within the love of God.” (Valuing All God’s Children, May 2014)

The academy’s Christian foundation is therefore central to our work and is summed up in our motto:

Together We Shine Brightly

Our Vision

At Dursley Church of England Primary Academy we are proud to serve. We are passionate about working with children, families and communities and aim to offer the very highest quality education for every child.  

At the heart of everything we do is a belief that everyone is unique, everyone is valued and everyone is loved. ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.’ John 15:12 

Our vision is:

To provide the highest quality education in the context of Christian belief and practice.

Our Values

We believe that the academy is a truly special place and our shared values are central to this. As a Church of England Academy we identify values that are rooted within Christian teaching, whilst recognising that these are also important to other faiths, cultures and those of no faith within our community. These Values underpin the whole of our community and inform our school’s vision, aims and ethos, the design of our curriculum, all policies, planning and the school’s management and governance. Our Christian Values are: