Ethos & Values

A Church School where Every Child Is A Candle Waiting To Be Lit

At Ogbourne, our vision is that every child is a candle waiting to be lit:
I am the light of the world,” Jesus said. “Whoever follows me will have
the light of life and will never walk in darkness
.”” – John 8.12

We aim to bring this vision to life through living our school values: Friendship, Integrity, Respect and Effort. These values form the acronym FIRE, linking directly to our vision. These values are underpinned by Love and, collectively, lead to Hope.

We are proud that each term’s worship is therefore based around these:        

  • Term 1: Love
  • Term 2: Friendship
  • Term 3: Integrity
  • Term 4: Respect
  • Term 5: Effort
  • Term 6: Hope

To Change The World For Better

Our vision is that we will create capable, confident, independent learners who have the resilience and self-belief to change the world for the better. For our children to develop a love for learning and for life in a happy environment. We will teach our children the skills to achieve success and be inspired by opportunities. We aim to foster a community of inquiry, wherein our children welcome the diversity of each other’s views and are empowered to take more responsibility for their learning.

We will help our children to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to embrace new challenges. Supported by the ethos and teachings of Christianity, our children will be taught to appreciate the world in which we live and to have respect for others as well as themselves. Our work promotes democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.