Fringford C of E Primary School, The Green, Fringford, Bicester OX27 8DY 01869 277397


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Values and Ethos

Mission Statement

Christian values underpin the life of our school. We aim to create a Christian based moral and spiritual framework that encompasses understanding and sensitivity towards those of other faiths or of none. Being a church school we have a strong, specific commitment to Religious Education with a timetabled act of worship. We value our partnership with the local church and our engagement with the wider diocese. We seek to serve our local village communities and develop communal life of which our school can be a focus. 


Fringford C of E Primary School is a place where:

- high moral and academic expectations are combined with emotional literacy in a purposeful and enjoyable way;
- the National Curriculum is undertaken as part of a broad-based and stimulating curriculum in an atmosphere of calm, well planned progressive steps; 
- staff, governors and parents work actively together to ensure children receive a rich, varied and engaging education enabling each child to become a lifelong learner, aspiring to high standards of achievement in all areas of their life;
- a welcoming atmosphere is provided for all members of the community;

School Aims

Fringford Church of England School provides a positive, secure and happy environment in which children are accepted as individuals, encouraged to assume responsibility and given a love of learning.  The school provides a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, designed to develop children's skills and extend their knowledge and understanding.  Each student is encouraged and helped to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, social and spiritual potential.  The school values and supports the part which parents play in the education of their child and seeks to actively involve them in their child's learning.  Trust, concern and respect for others are integral to the ethos of the school and children are encouraged to play an active part in the wider community.

Our Values are based on the Christian Values of the 'Fruit of the Spirit' as found in Galations 5. We feel these Values are relevant to us all and are inclusive of those of other faiths. 

Love:  Compassion to others within the school and in the wider world.

Joy:  School and learning should be fun and enjoyable.

Peace:  Finding peace within ourselves, valuing our own identity and forming good relationships with one another. Being willing to forgive.

Patience:  Patience with one another, being tolerant, taking in turns and being willing to listen to others.

Kindness:  Remembering to speak using only kind words. Appreciating and helping one another.

Goodness:  Making a positive contribution, thinking of others and making wise choices.

Faithfulness:  Faithfulness is reliability and trustworthiness. Telling the truth, recognising faithfulness in relationships and faith in someone or something bigger than ourselves.

Humility:  Humility is recognising the value of others and treating others as we would want them to treat us. Equal opportunities for all, willing to serve others and not think we are of greater worth than they are.

Self control:  Taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, handling anger and bad feelings in a non destructive way. Recognising the consequences of our actions.

Perseverance: Continuing forward without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure. Demonstrating commitment to your goals.

Gentleness: Gentleness is the virtue of doing your good with the least possible harm to others. Gentleness is courage without violence, strength without harshness and love without anger.  

How the school promotes British Values

The government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our school vision, values, and aims and through our school curriculum and enrichment activities.


Links to our School Values  UN Rights of the Child  What we do to promote the value
Self Control
"Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.” UN CRC Article 12 We have a School Council to which all children can apply to be part of. Our School Council representatives are voted for democratically by their classmates. Pupils are encouraged to vote objectively. Each representative is given an important role and opportunities to lead key whole school initiatives and to be involved in making key decisions. Democracy is also promoted through PSHE lessons, circle times and assemblies.

The Rule of Law

Links to our School Values  UN Rights of the Child What we do to promote the value
Self Control
 "Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.” UN CRC Article 19 We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.We actively promote our school values through assemblies, the classroom and whole school environment.We encourage children to feel intrinsically motivated to uphold school rules and values rather than be driven by rewards. We celebrate pupil effort, including good and caring behaviour, through our Celebration Assembly each week. The respect of rules, an understanding of morality and right from wrong is also taught through school assemblies, circle time and PSHE.

Individual Liberty

Links to our School Values UN Rights of the Child What we do to promote the value
Self Control
"All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.”UN CRC Article 31"Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoyingtheir rights.” UN CRC Article 15 Through our school values and the SEAL and PSHE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. SEAL has specific units relating to individual liberty including ‘Good To Be Me!’ Our school curriculum, encourages children to think for themselves, explore ideas and think creatively. Our curriculum allows pupils to demonstrate individual talents and these are celebrated during our assemblies. Pupils are actively encouraged to think and act for themselves through our School Council and debate.Extra-curricular activities allow pupils to follow their own interest and develop their skills in a range of activities. Children are actively taught how to keep themselves safe, including e-safety.

Mutual Respect

Links to our School Values UN Rights of the Child What we do to promote the value 
"The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.” UN CRC Article 2 "Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.” UN CRC Article 30 Our pupils are taught to value and respect others. This is modeled in adult behaviour and the environment for learning. We have high expectations about pupil conduct, underpinned by our School Values. We are committed to equality and actively pursue this through a number of our School Policies. Through our school’s values, SEAL scheme, circle time and assemblies children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Links to our School Values UN Rights of the Child What we do to promote the value  
"Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.”UN CRC Article 14 Developing an understanding of and respect for different beliefs and lifestyles is promoted through the Oxfordshire County Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. Significant religious festivals are marked and recognised through the school curriculum. Individual beliefs are recognised and respected.

Fringford C of E Primary School, The Green, Fringford, Bicester OX27 8DY T: 01869 277397

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