St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Aspire to be more

Our School Vision and Mission (Ethos and Values)

Our vision and mission are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

‘Aspire to be more’

Our vision ( the future we want to create )

An aspirational, Catholic community where everybody strives to reach their full potential and feels proud of their achievements.


The explanation for our mission (who we are and what we do)

Together at St. Anne’s we :

A chieve our full potential

S urrounded by Catholic moral values

P roud of our own and others’ achievements

I n a safe, supportive and challenging environment

R especting ourselves and others’

E nabling self-esteem and confidence to grow


How do we achieve this mission?

A :

     - Have high expectations of all members of the community

     - Ensure everyone makes good progress

     - Offer challenging opportunities and experiences to all individuals


S :

  • Live the Gospel values in an ethos enriched by faith
  • Promote love of one another and the wider parish community


P :

  • Celebrate together individual and collaborative achievements
  • Acknowledge and reward positive outcomes


I :

  • Ensure that the welfare of all is at the heart of all our thoughts and actions
  • Nurture individuals to develop socially and emotionally


R :

  • Teach self-worth and self-respect, accepting all individuals for who they are, promoting equality and diversity
  • Actively discourage all forms of discrimination and anti-social behaviour


E :

  • Empower all individuals to flourish and aspire to be more.


Archbishop Oscar Romero on People

Aspire not to have more but to be more.

Defence of human rights, equality and freedom is a matter of policy rooted in the gospel.

Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do as much as God makes us able to do; we are only as intelligent as God would have us be.

If we are worth anything, it is not because we have more money or more talent or more human qualities. Insofar as we are worth anything, it is because we are grafted on to Christ's life, his cross and resurrection. That is a person's measure.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.  Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.  No statement says all that could be said.  No prayer fully expresses our faith.  No confession brings perfection.  No pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the church's mission.  No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.  We plant the seeds that one day will grow.  We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.  We lay foundations that will need further development.  We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.  We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realising that.  This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.  It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.  We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.  We are the workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.