Our School Vision and Mission Statements

 

Vision Statement:

"Inspired by Jesus’ words (Matthew 5: 1-12), we strive to promote academic, emotional and spiritual  growth in a Christian environment for all members of our school family. We can all ‘Be blessed by God, be happy and aspire to be…’ "‚Äč

 

We have worked as a school on developing our Vision Statement which helps us to be clear about our focus as a school and what we want to achieve as a school family.

Our Vision is rooted in the Bible, specifically Jesus' Sermon on the Mount which is sometimes known as 'The Beatitudes.' (Matthew Chapter 5 verses 1-12).

In this passage, Jesus frequently refers to people being blessed even when their circumstances look like things are not going well.  Our desire for our children is that they can progress academically as well as have really positive emotional and spiritual development which enables them to lead fulfilling lives and to be beacons of light in their local communities.

Our Vision is summed up as follows: we want all our school family to "Be blessed by God, be happy and aspire to be..."

As part of the work we have done in sharing our vision, we invited our Parents & Carers into school to hear about the process we have gone through and to hear what else we could consider.

We asked our guests to consider three questions:

What does be "Blessed by God" mean to you?

What does "be happy" mean to you?

What do you "aspire to be"?

We had a wonderful time of conversation

Mission Statement:

This is quite a historic statement that will be present in every Church of England School as it sums up the reason for the school actually being here!  Our vision statement (above) is our statement of how we 'live out' the mission statement.

The Mission Statement can be seen above the by the main entrance in school and it reads as follows:

"St Matthew's CE Primary School is dedicated to providing an education which enables every child to fulfil their best potential. It seeks to promote academic, emotional and spiritual growth in a Christian environment welcoming children drawn from diverse cultures."

If you would like to know anymore about our Vision and Mission Statements, please do get in touch with us at school.

What does it mean to be a Church School?

Since the early 19th Century, churches have been providing schools all over the country to serve the local parish. St Matthew's has been here since 1874 and we hope will be for many years to come.

You may never have given it a second thought but if you want to have a deeper understanding of what it means for your child to attend a church school with the Blackburn Diocese of the Church of England, the document below gives you the information which you may be looking for.

If there is more you wish to  know, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Diocesan Prospectus statement

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