Our School Vision

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’ Matthew 5:16

At The Three Schools, we want to develop children as citizens who make a difference to themselves; their peers and their community. We are all different; we are all unique; we all have strengths. We want our children to find their light and let it shine; and let God and ourselves be proud of who they are when they depart our schools and move on to their next adventure. We believe that teaching children the importance of ‘Love’, ‘Honesty’, ‘Respect’ and 'Forgiveness' will ensure our children become good citizens; they are aware of their strengths and abilities; and how to make a positive difference in society. 

Our School Christian Values

The Christian character, ethos and values of our Church schools contribute to the academic acheievement, personal development and well-being of all learners, regardless of their ability or background. Through the distinctively Christian character of our schools, we develop children's understanding of our Christian values; 

  • Honesty 
  • Respect
  • Forgiveness
  • Love

Love (John 4:8, 16). “Love is both what God is and what he has done; God always acts in love.”

Honesty (Hebrews 6:18) "So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie.”

Respect (Matthew 7:12) “So in everything, do to others, what you would have them do to you.”

Forgiveness (Colossians 3:13) "Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others."

How was our Vision created?

In 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic and Lockdowns, we decided to redefine our Vision and Values, we consulted with all stakeholders and children - we held several meetings with our Vision and Values Steering group. 

The common themes were that we all want our children to leave The Three Schools with a sense of who they are; what their potential is and how they can achieve it; and how to be a good citizen. This led to us creating our vision. As a result of these discussions, we identified the values that we felt were important for achieving our vision.

Christian Values 'SHINE' Award

Every week, we celebrate children who demonstrate our Christian Values by presenting them with an award in assembly. The children recognise the importance of our values and they strive to let their SHINE  within school and our wider community.

Christian Values Wristbands

Children and staff have the opportunity to receive a 'Values' Wristband if they are shown to demonstrate one of our schools values. Staff and pupils are able to nominate recipients of a Wristband, this is such an effective way of ensuring our Values are meaningful to all of the school community. We all recognise the importance of our values and we strive to SHINE within school and our wider community at all times. 


The Church of England’s Vision for Education states a core desire that children will experience life in all its fullness (John 10:10). At The Three Schools, we believe that exploring Spirituality by educating the whole child and providing full life experiences meets this desire. 

We define Spirituality as an ongoing, reflective journey. At The Three Schools, we explore with the children what their light is and how they can let it shine. We want our children to know that we are all different; we are all unique but God has given us all strengths that we can develop and achieve our potential. Spirituality enables our children to be aim high, achieve success and SHINE. 

This is reflected in our motto “With HONESTY, RESPECT, FORGIVENESS and LOVE we persevere, succeed and and shine.”

Our Ethos 

"Our schools are at the heart of their village communities, providing happy, safe and stimulating environments, rooted in Christian values. We encourage our children to become independent, resilient and self-motivated learners to enable them to grow in self-esteem, achieve success and flourish as confident, well-rounded individuals in the rapidly changing world. Working together with our parents, we nurture each child's potential, promote a lifelong love of learning and we value the impact of the emotional health and well-being on attainment and progress. We recognise the role of all pupils, staff, parents and stakeholders for promoting and protecting emotional health and well-being for all. We strive for excellence and enjoyment in all that we do."

 Our shared aims

  • To promote the holistic development of each person and to provide the best education for every pupil within a supportive Christian environment.
  • To foster each child's identity as a citizen of the world.
  • To equip children with the skills to develop independent thinking and learning
  • To establish an environment where children have the freedom and confidence to take risks and make mistakes and use these as a learning tool.
  • To develop personal responsibilities and life skills.
  • To enable our children to demonstrate respect for one another and the environment, valuing difference.
  • To provide children with a broad educational experience which incorporates the National Curriculum, at the appropriate level for each child, and fully embraces physical education, the arts and music.


Designated Persons for Child Protection are the Headteachers, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum and Mr David May

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Mrs Featherstone, Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill