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Ethos, Vision and Values

Our school culture is underpinned by five core values – shared principles that everybody in the school tries to uphold in everything that they do. 

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A community rooted in God and reaching up high.


 “They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams.”

Isaiah 44:4


Exploring, aspiring, growing, and celebrating together.


At Winsham Primary School we aim to inspire our children to branch out and explore – to learn with joy, curiosity and enthusiasm, and to strive for excellence in all they do. We help to grow children’s wisdom, knowledge and skills – inspiring a love of learning and developing independence and resourcefulness.

We promote the value of community and living well together, both at a local level as well as with our global neighbours. We encourage the children to recognise the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of belonging and stewardship.

We aim to instil in children a sense of hope and aspiration for a healthy and happy future. We help them to develop the resilience to cope when things and people go wrong; and the ability to repent, forgive and reconcile, showing compassion, grace and generosity.


“A tree has its roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go, it is from our roots that we draw sustenance”

Wangari Maathai


We aim for children to develop virtues of good character such as wisdom, courage and compassion so that they become socially aware and responsible global citizens who aspire to serve others as courageous advocates, becoming inspiring change-makers and making a positive difference in the world.


“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”

Welsh proverb


In ‘living out’ our vision through our curriculum, through collective worship and throughout all of our interactions, the children of Winsham will develop the academic skills, intellectual habits and character in order to flourish as individuals who are equipped to live ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.”

Psalm 92:13

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