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.
School Ethos and Aims
At Fringford School we believe in a holistic approach to education. Each student is encouraged and helped to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, social and spiritual potential to become the very best they can be. Our curriculum aims to develop the head, the heart and the hands – where high moral and academic expectations are combined with emotional literacy in a purposeful, creative 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.
We provide a positive, secure and happy environment in which children are accepted as individuals, encouraged to assume responsibility and given a life-long love of learning. We believe education is a journey we travel for the rest of our lives. Its quality is in the variety of experiences we gain. At Fringford School we encourage our students to become reflective learners. Our teaching and learning is underpinned by 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.
Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly
Learning is underpinned by our School Values. The children learn about our values as an integral part of their education and are encouraged to apply them to their learning and in their everyday lives.
Respect encompasses Fundamental British Values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs) as well as our expectations for behaviour. The children learn about kindness, friendship and equality and are encouraged to be kind to themselves as well as to others.
We believe that education, like life, is a journey. We all need to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in the classroom and beyond; the ability to persevere, make decisions, stay focused, be patient and the courage and self-belief to develop our learning in a safe environment. Our children learn about ‘how to learn’.
Education is less effective without the ability to reflect on our learning. On our journey through life it is important to stop and to take the time to look around us; to assess and give consideration to where to go next. We also need to reflect on our place in the world and to be curious about the world we live in.
We encourage and help the children to develop a resourceful approach to learning. Our thematic curriculum puts creativity and imagination at the heart of what we do. We help our children to develop the skills they will need to succeed in the future.