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Vision and Ethos Statement

At St Leonard’s our Christian faith and values form the basis of everything we do. We are 'growing and learning together with God's love'.  



Our school community is inspired by the Parable of the Sower. We are encouraged to think about and understand that the smallest things have the greatest potential when they are provided with the best environment for growth.


The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13: 1-23)

Jesus told this story about a sower who was scattering some seed in a field. Some of the seed the sower scattered fell on a hard path. It could not sprout or grow and it was quickly eaten by birds. Some seeds fell on rocky ground where the soil was shallow. It grew quickly but could not grow deep roots and it was scorched and withered by the sun. Some of the seeds fell on ground full of weeds and thorns and, although the seed started to grow, it could not compete with the thorns and weeds and it gave up and died. But lots of seed fell on good soil. This soil felt just right, there were no weeds and it had lots of nutrients to help the seeds start growing. This soil helped the seed to plant deep, grow strong, flourish and produce lots of good fruit.


This is exactly what we all strive for at St Leonard's; to provide the rich soil (the learning environment and curriculum) that enables our children to develop deep roots, flourish and grow in their own unique way.


We aim to do this by:


Sowing the seed well

To provide a school community built on the foundations of our 'Christian Values', within which the children feel safe, welcome, included, challenged and nurtured and where they can grow personally, academically, socially and spiritually.

Maintaining a school in which mutual respect and relationships are rooted in treating others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.


Cultivating good soil

To provide a high quality and nurturing learning environment.

To provide a relevant, creative, exciting and challenging curriculum to support all learners to achieve their full potential and to be prepared for their future.

To be dedicated to continuous improvement, challenging ourselves, celebrating our successes and always aspiring to be “the best we can be” in order to develop and maintain high standards in all aspects of work and school life.

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


Nurturing in order to enable everyone to flourish

To provide an inclusive education for all, enabling each child to learn and develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.   

A whole school focus on ‘Growth Mindset’ encouraging our children to become independent life-long learners who strive to be the best that they can be.

To ensure that success and difference is celebrated. 

To nurture the whole child and promoting active and healthy lifestyles


Producing a bumper crop

To provide an inviting and inclusive school environment where all members of the school community, of all faiths or none, are valued, respected and care for one another.

To encourage and develop links between the school, home, our parishes and the local, national and global community.

To ensure that children become lifelong learners and responsible citizens, with the understanding that effort leads to improvement and ultimately the feeling of success.  

“Live life in all its fullness” John 10:10