Values & Ethos

Our Vision

Living, Learning and Growing Together

Through living, learning and growing together we nurture each individual’s uniqueness and potential so that they may enjoy life in all its fullness.

John 10:10

Core Values

Our Christian values are: Celebrating Life, Good Choices, Friendship, Perseverance, Peace and Love.

Each one of these underpins our CORE vision. Love is the value that all of the others are based upon and therefore is our main core value. In the Bible we learn that “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)


Ethos Statement

Community: We actively promote a sense of community in our school; the physical and emotional safety of everyone in our school community underpins everything we do. We are committed to building safe, caring and compassionate relationships which are the foundation for effective teaching and learning.

Opportunity: We aim for excellence for everyone, by providing a wide range of opportunities that empower all to achieve their full potential. Together, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters teamwork, respect, integrity and openness to innovation and new ideas. We believe that teamwork is a powerful assert and that each team member brings their own expertise and experience to our community.

Resilience: We believe that our pupils need to be able to respond confidently to the change or uncertainties they will face in life. We encourage self-motivation, determination and personal well-being throughout our broad and varied curriculum. We aim to ensure that our children can overcome adversity and challenge. Pupils are empowered to have high aspirations for their futures. We nurture and challenge pupils to take responsibility, make decisions and work together so the grow into confident and resilient young people.

Equality: we are a respectful community that celebrates diversity whilst being united in a common purpose. We respect each other’s abilities and individuality, taking an inclusive approach to meeting needs and removing barriers. We will ensure all children have access to an engaging and exciting curriculum that promotes learning and achievement.

Cricket Workshops

20 Sep 2020

CRICKET Every Wednesday for this half term, we are teaming up with Devon Cricket to improve our skills. Damian Price is running a series of six workshops with each of our classes focusing on developin...

PE Newsletter - Summer 2020

21 Jul 2020

St Andrew’s, Chardstock Summer Term PE Newsletter 2020 Our Sporting Values: Determination, perseverance, honesty, passion, sportsmanship, self-belief, teamwork, discipline, communication, respec...

Handball Tournament

30 Mar 2020

Handball Tournament On Monday 16th March, we attended the Y5/6 MAT handball tournament at Axminster Primary.We played four group round matches, winning two matches against Mrs Ethelston’s a...

Sport Relief

30 Mar 2020

SPORT RELIEF Well done to all children for coming in to school dressed ready for action on Friday 13th March. We certainly had an active day! To begin the day, we challenged the children to complete a...

The School Run Virtual Challenge

30 Mar 2020

The School Run Virtual Challenge - Spring 2020 For the first time, we entered a virtual challenge organised by The School Run. They challenge schools to complete a series of activities and then collat...


30 Mar 2020

Tackling Health Workshops Throughout this half term, our Years 3 and 4 children have been working with Mike and Tom from Exeter Chiefs.They have taken part in a series of classroom-based sessions as w...

East Devon Open Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

30 Mar 2020

East Devon Open Quicksticks Hockey Tournament On Thursday 5th March, we attended the East Devon Quicksticks Hockey Tournament at The Kings School, Ottery St Mary. In the first round of matches, our te...


30 Mar 2020

Bikeability During the week of 16th March, our year 5 and 6 children worked with Ross to complete their levels one and two Bikeability awards. The skills they learned will help them to be safe on...

World Book Day 2020

09 Mar 2020

World Book Day 2020

The children (and staff) had a fabulous day and came dressed in a fantastic array of costumes.  We started the day with a whole school worship to s...

Josh Davey - Cricket Workshops

14 Feb 2020

JOSH DAVEY VISIT Josh Davey, a Somerset cricket player, spent the whole day with us on Wednesday 6th February, demonstrating and teaching batting and bowling techniques to our children. The children h...