Vision, Ethos and Values

Our Vision

Here at Stone St Mary’s C of E Primary School, our vision is

“Caring Growing Shining Together.”

The words in our vision are linked to bible stories – we think about how these stories can underpin our thinking and help us to ensure that we are living out our vision in school, at home and within our community.


The Good Samaritan



Jesus the Vine – ‘I am the vine and you are the branches’



Salt and Light – ‘ the salt of the earth and the light of the world’


Our Ethos

‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’- Luke 6, Verse 31

Our School Values

Our school values are embedded in the day-to-day life here at Stone St Marys, where we all work together to ensure everyone reaches their full potential in a happy and safe learning environment. 



Our overarching value; playing a vital role in shaping the learning environment and positive well-being of all who attend our school.

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The forming of a united approach across our whole school, teaching tolerance and fostering positive relationships between all pupils and staff.



Helping our community see light in the darkness, wanting the very best for them socially and academically and never giving up on those in our school.



A value that enables us all to be ourselves and feel confident and safe to use our own voice.

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Using each and every day as a new opportunity through the teaching of empathy, understanding and emotional growth.



Enabling our community to use their knowledge, understanding and practices to enrich the experiences of others.



The belief that none of us are perfect but we are all striving to do our best and help each other get better. Without trust, this is very difficult to achieve.

Our British Values

As part of Aletheia Academies Trust, Stone St Mary’s is committed to Fundamental British Values:

The Trust actively promotes British Values in all of our academies. We aim to establish a strong community where all pupils are encouraged to demonstrate respect and tolerance through an inclusive nature regardless of faith, race and culture. 

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those in our society of different faiths and beliefs

Equality Opportunities Statement and Objectives

The Governors and staff of Stone St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School are committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We respect the uniqueness of each individual as a child of God.

The staff and Governors of this school believe that all children should have equal access to the curriculum

All staff are committed to providing a friendly, caring learning environment in which all children are encouraged to achieve their potential, irrespective of gender, race, social class, religion, additional need or disability.

We will value each child?s contribution to the school community and positively encourage respect for, and understanding of, cultural and social diversities.

Any behaviour on the part of children, staff, parents or carers, which takes away the self-esteem of any individual on the grounds of gender, race, social class, religious beliefs, language, likes, dislikes or different outlooks, is not acceptable in our school.

Aletheia Academies Trust’s overarching Equality Objectives are stated below and within our Single Equality Scheme and are updated at least every two years, these are:

  • To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners, subjects, courses and key stages, trends over time and comparisons with other schools.
  • To provide professional development which continues to support staff to promote equality and diversity routinely in their daily activity.
  • To provide an environment that welcomes protects and respects diverse people.
  • To ensure that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
  • Foster ownership amongst our students for the development of a set of positive behaviours which reflect the very best in all cultures, but reaffirm the understanding of and compliance with the rule of British law and British Values.
  • To address cultural events through year worship activities to increase student awareness and understanding of issues in different communities