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Our School - Vision and Ethos

Elton Church of England Primary School provides a nurturing and inclusive environment where high standards are achieved through the aspirational expectations of the whole school community.

Our vision for every child is that their primary school education will spark a life-long love of learning and curiosity, and that they will acquire the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  The spiritual, social, mental and physical development of every child, is therefore as important to us as academic progress, and we endeavour to make an “Elton child” creative, resilient, adaptable and confident by the time they move to the next stage of their education.

The historic Church of England foundation is very much ‘alive’ and the governors’ mission to provide an outstanding school where all pupils are valued, motivated and achieve high levels of success is driven by the distinctive Christian character of the school. We take a holistic approach in educating pupils and are firmly committed to fostering excellent physical, mental and spiritual development.

Pupils at Elton demonstrate their spirituality throughout all areas of their learning and in their personal development. They have a deeply embedded understanding of the core Christian values and express themselves confidently in a wide variety of contexts. They are encouraged to become agents for change, not only for themselves but also for others. Pupils and staff model justice, friendship and compassion at all times and, in seeking guidance, consider the question ‘What would Jesus do?’


Elton is a place where equity is high and all children expect the best of themselves and each other, demonstrating trust and compassion in all areas of their learning. They endeavour to achieve their God-given potential and learn that they can exceed their expectations by placing their trust in God, in their friends and teachers, and by working together as members of the whole school community.

The following ‘core’ values were selected by the whole school community and are present in every aspect of the life and work of the school, they remind us how to serve one another, and honour Christ’s teaching:

  • Friendship – we are kind and considerate, we listen to each other, we are thankful
  • Endurance – we try our best and persevere even when we find things difficult
  • Compassion – we treat others as we would like to be treated
  • Justice – we treat others with respect and act fairly, we understand that we are all equal
  • Trust – we have faith in our friends and the people who help us
  • Koinonia – we are all needed, valued and important members of our communit

If you visit our Children's Corner, you can find out what the values mean to our children, and how they all try to put them into practice through the choices they make.