Our Vision and Values


‘With God, all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26)

With Christ, every day, every task, every situation, every relationship brims with divine possibility. God is always at work in our lives.

Our Vision

At St Mary’s and St John’s school, a Church of England Foundation, we believe that God is the source of all wisdom.  We strive to know God and the world in which we live in order to grow into people capable of serving our local and global community.  Through the pursuit of wisdom and commitment to service, we have the hope of a future brimming with possibility.

Our vision is drawn from Matthew’s gospel in which Jesus is talking to his disciples about what they must do if they hope to inherit eternal life. Here, Jesus speaks about the value of serving others in order to store up treasure in heaven. Jesus’s wisdom guides us to acknowledge that wealth is not material but that true wealth is gained from working collaboratively for the common good.

SMSJ exists to enhance the future life chances and opportunities of our students, whatever their faith or starting point, by providing a centre of educational excellence at the heart of our community in which our students can fulfill their potential. 

We will realise our vision by ensuring our children are at the centre of everything we do, relentlessly focusing on the development of highly literate, articulate, numerate, resilient and confident students. Our children will be equipped with the ambition, qualities, qualifications, and values necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Our Values

Our core Christian values; Wisdom, Service and Hope, define us, strengthen relationships with our parents and children, and provide guiding principles that enable us live out our vision.






The appreciation of diversity



Personal pride



High self-esteem and respect

Literacy and numeracy


A healthy lifestyle





Our vision and values are woven into our strategic aims;

  • Quality Teaching & Learning
  • Student Welfare
  • Leadership & Management
  • Professional Development
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