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Ethos and Aims

Ethos Statement

St Leonard's Lower School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Parish Church of St Leonard and the Diocese of St Albans. We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all of our pupils.


Our Mission Statement

The Headteacher, Staff and Governors at St Leonard's VA Lower School are committed to providing a safe, happy and stimulating environment within a supportive and caring Christian ethos.


We aim to do this by:


Providing a secure, happy and stimulating learning environment.

Promoting and maintaining a Christian ethos through an understanding of Christian values.

Teaching a broad, balanced and creative curriculum providing inspiring and memorable learning experiences.

Developing and maintaining high standards in all aspects of work and school life.

Providing the best possible education for all, enabling each child to reach their full potential.

Nurturing the whole child and promoting active and healthy lifestyles.

Encouraging an atmosphere that children, parents, staff, governors and the community feel part of the 'school family'.

Preparing children to become confident citizens who will make a positive contribution to society.

Promoting cultural understanding through local, national and international partnerships.

To narrow any gaps in attainment and progress that may have arisen between groups of pupils within the school's community by ensuring that all groups and individuals have their needs fully met in order to achieve good progress or better.

To promote spiritual, moral, social, and cultural understanding through appropriate curricular opportunities with particular reference to equality and diversity.