Warter C. E. Primary School

Addlekeld, Warter, York, YO42 1XR, Tel: 01759 302061, Email: office@warterschool.eriding.net

Our Ethos, Values and Mission Statement

Our Ethos

The whole ethos of Warter C.E. Primary School is to provide every child with a happy, caring, learning environment in which he or she can develop their full potential - whatever their needs and irrespective of their ability, race or gender.

Our Values

At Warter C.E. Primary School we have three special Christian Values - Friendship, Respect and Hope.

Our Values are:

Friendship: Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus. (Values for Life, Jumping Fish) 

‘A friend loves at all times.’ Proverbs 17:17  

‘If one falls down, a friend can lift him up’. Ecclesiastes 4:10          

Respect: Our school is a community which values and respects each member equally. We pay attention to each other’s ideas, feelings and possessions, and take care of our school environment. The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with the choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect the created order, including humanity made in the image of God. (Values for Life, Jumping Fish) 

“Honour your father and mother and you shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 19:19

“And as you wish that others would do to you ,do so to them.”

Luke 6:31 (ESV)

Hope: Christians see their hope in God’s promise “that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil”. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Values for Life, Jumping Fish)

Christian hope is grounded in the love and faithfulness of God. It is a firm confidence that God is a ‘strong rock’ and one whose promises can be trusted.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  Psalm 62: 5-6

Our Mission Statement

The aim of our school is to enable every child to grow intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically in a caring Christian community. We seek to help children achieve their full potential by encouraging a love of learning and the development of self-esteem and confidence. As a Church school we aim to develop Christian values and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs, as positive participants in the world community.