Our School Ethos

Our school aims to service its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

As a Church School, Haresfield promotes high achievement and learning for life, developing a caring ethos and enabling everyone to:

  • Have high self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop a sense of compassion and responsibility for themselves, others and the environment
  • Explore and develop their own individual talents by extending themselves in mind, body and spirit
  • Develop self-reliance, co-operation, enthusiasm & initiative
  • Become highly motivated lifelong learners with an enthusiasm for knowledge & learning through a positive approach
  • Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum
  • Develop self-discipline in all aspects of their life and work
  • Respect and understand the diversity of the wider world and our place as citizens of it

We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality in:

  • A broad challenging curriculum
  • Creative teaching and approaches to learning
  • An ethos of support, challenge, and encouragement to succeed
  • An inspiring, comfortable and secure environment
  • An enriching programme of extra-curricular activities
  • A varied and innovative range of learning resources

We demonstrate our commitment to Christian values by:

  • Creating a caring environment where everyone feels valued
  • Enabling both pupils and staff to fulfil their own potential
  • Working collaboratively towards common goals
  • Ensuring equal opportunities for all
  • Striving for continuous improvement in all that we do
  • Learning partnerships between school, home and the wider community