Values and Vision

Walking in the footsteps of Jesus with our Christian family, we learn, grow, achieve and flourish together in God’s love.

We have been through a 2 year consultation on our mission statement which concluded in Summer 2020 with the final one above. We are proud of the work and collaboration by all our stakeholders and we feel this encapsulates our vision at Bretherton Endowed. In order to fully support children's understanding of what our mission statement looks like in real life, we have outlined it below.

We have identified some aspects of our mission statement that we will be focusing on in more details as we plan for the future after the difficult 16 months. 

Mission Statement




  • To provide high quality teaching and learning to enable all children to maximise their achievement ·
  • To promote life long learning and enjoyment of arts and culture through a range of experiences and opportunities.
  • To be creative, imaginative and curious and inspired
  • To provide a happy, secure, stimulating and purposeful learning environment.
  • To develop a love of learning, the ability to ask and answer questions and the skills necessary to satisfy the children’s desire for knowledge as they strive for excellence in all pursuits.
  • Is motivated by the adventure of learning
  • Enjoys thinking creatively and solving problems
  • Has an enquiring mind and participates actively in a variety of learning experiences
  • Responds to challenge and makes the most of all opportunities
  • Demonstrates perseverance, resilience and commitment
  • We encourage our children to bring energy, effort and enterprise to activities; we enable them to think, find things out, experiment, design and make in ways that allow them to bring mastery to their learning
  • To enable our children to acquire the necessary skills for life
  • To provide opportunities for our children to learn and to encourage them to achieve to the best of their ability.
  • To provide opportunities for our children to acquire an appreciation of their own and of other cultures and beliefs.
  • Encourage and support each other to be ambitious resilient and independent lifelong learners
  • Offer a stimulating curriculum matched to the needs of each child, enabling each to achieve the highest possible educational standards. We will seek to enable children to think creatively, to solve problems and to develop an enjoyment of learning as a means of making the best possible progress.


  • Perseverance
  • Wisdom
  • Hope
  • Courage
  • Compassion 
  • Friendship
  • Forgiveness
  • Truth 


We aim


  • Where everyone feels valued, safe and loved by God
  • To promote physical, mental , social and emotional healthy lifestyles
  • To grow in respect, compassion and kindness to all
  • · To encourage children to participate in decision-making and to support the community and environment
  • Has a sense of self worth and personal identity 
  • Children can talk enthusiastically about and demonstrate their growth in knowledge, skills and understanding of the world, including the arts
  • Is responsible, independent and has a good understanding of personal well-being 
  • Is polite, considerate and respects others 
  • Works and plays co-operatively and positively with others 
  •  Communication and behaviour is effective for a range of purposes and situations
  • Celebrates diversity, demonstrating tolerance and understanding 
  • Has some understanding of local and global issues, and how change can be affected by leading or taking part in local events. 
  • To develop an understanding of the role of social action and justice
  • To encourage children to develop confidence and independence, as they work towards attaining the highest individual standards of achievement.
  • · To encourage individual children to take part in sports and leisure activities which satisfy personal needs, and encourage a positive attitude towards a healthy and safe life style.
  • To encourage and develop the children’s confidence in expressing their views and contributions about all aspects of school life, which ensures reciprocal respect with all members of our community
  • To encourage involevement of the children in planning and delivering authentic arts and clutural experiences and leaders for tomorrow.
  • To encourage the development and growth of positive attitudes towards all aspects of life.
  • Support each other to develop the skills attitudes and values to grow into responsible members of global community
  • Joy
  • Generosity
  • Thankfulness
  • Trust 
  • Peace 
  • Humility
  • Service


  • Achieve as an individual
  • Value everyone and celebrate their beliefs achievements, talents, uniqueness, skills and contribution.
  • We believe that each one of us has the ability to achieve our highest potential, living and learning in the fullness of God.
  •  To establish an environment in which children attend and enjoy, whilst attaining national educational standards
  • · To provide the children with the encourage to continue into further education and employment
  • To show courage to follow their talents and grab opportunities they seek out or create
  • To provide a wide range of opportunities for all pupils and staff to develop their individual capabilities, talents and interests to the full
  • We support, challenge and celebrate each child as they strive for a personal best and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
  • We believe that with hard work, compassion in our hearts and service to others, each of our aspirations are achievable.
  • Educate the whole child by providing a curriculum that is creative exciting challenging and takes learning beyond the classroom
  • To achieve an understanding of their special and unique gifts to the world and to use them for good. 
  • To achieve an excellent understanding of the importance of the arts and cultural expereinces and the value in a diverse world
  • Reach for the highest standards of attainment and achievement so everyone is the best they can be
  • Create a learning community where everyone is nurtured and challenged to develop academically personally morally and spiritually


  • Wisdom
  • Respect 
  • Truthfulness
  • Justice 
  • Dignity
  • Hope


Flourish/Christian Family

  • To live within and promote a Christian ethos and a respect for other faiths
  • To help pupils develop their own values and beliefs and yet respect the religious and moral values of others, whilst providing them with an education based on Christian principles.
  • Has secure values and beliefs based on sound moral principles 
  • To show thankfulness 
  •  Is developing a spiritual awareness and an understanding of their place in the world 
  • For our school to embrace all aspects of an individual's talents and seek to develop and promote them 
  • To inspire everyone to flourish with a sense of belonging and love.
  •  Reflects on, and celebrates, the wonders and mysteries of life
  • To help pupils develop their own values and beliefs and yet respect the religious and moral values of others, whilst providing them with an education based on Christian principles.
  • We aim to provide and welcome opportunities to prepare our children for their roles as members of an intercultural and multi-faith community
  • Develop a sense of belonging, and responsibility to our school, community and wider world
  • Show compassion for others
  • Feel gratitude for the world, friends, family and opportunities that we have been given
  • Encourage children to explore and develop their Christian faith and gain an understanding and respect for the faiths and beliefs of others.
  • To know that we are all important to God. We are all unique and loved.


  • Community
  • Dignity 
  • Service
  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Friendship


to teach children to look through the window of life with awe and wonder to develop a Christian mind, body and spirit.

We would like to say thank you to ‘Handmade by Nicki’ for our wonderful new banner and Mr & Mrs Sykes whose donation to school made it possible. We are delighted to have been a part of your child's spiritual journey.

We had planned a 2 year cycle to immerse the children in the bible linked to our mission statement starting 2020 2021 but Covid, unfortunately has delayed our roll out. This will begin September 2021. The bible links are on the document attached and will support our children's understanding of Christian values in action. 

Our Values
At Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School we:

  • Respect other people and God’s world (RESPECT)
  • Never give up, even when things are hard and face our fears (COURAGE)
  • Are proud of who we are and celebrate differences (HUMILITY)
  • Think that telling the truth is the right thing to do (TRUTHFULNESS)
  • Work hard so that we can be the best we can be (HOPE)
  • Are true friends (FRIENDSHIP)
  • Show kindness towards others (COMPASSION)
  • Give thanks for all we receive (THANKFULNESS)

And we further linked scripture to our mission as outlined below:

Our mission statement outline:

During consultation with all stakeholders, we created our updated mission statement from our core Christian values and scripture.

A very special passage is Romans 15:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
This is a worship song that we hold dear and our school is built on hope, joy and peace.

After reviewing each aspect we rooted them in the bible and it helped us outline what it would look like in our school.

Learning : I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Psalm 32 is called the psalm of David and is linked to forgiveness, God is watching and guiding our lives. His voice of the Holy Spirit is with us to guide our thoughts.

Growing: And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favour of God was upon him. Luke 2:40
This originates as the child is Jesus, and it reminds us that like us he was on earth and God guided his growth, just as God will guide us with wisdom. Children will be taught that we need to grow in spirituality.

Achieving: Philippians 4:13. 13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

John 15: 5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;
It is important that we explain that achieving is not just in education, achieving in faith, achieving our best. Children will leaen that Christ is our source of power/energy

Flourish: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength [and] You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ Mark 12:30-31
And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19
Children will recognise that the Bible is the rulebook we must follow in life. To really enjoy life the way God intended, it is important to follow His rules. It shows that to love God and Love thy neighbour – Jesus stated that they were the most important and if we followed those commandments , we would have life in all its fullness.

In Ephesians, Paul wants the Ephesians to understand that God's love is ultimately beyond our comprehension. Children to be helped to understand that although difficult to quantify, God’s love for us is greater than we can imagine.

Christian family:
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Children will understand that by declaring Himself to be the Light of the world, Jesus was claiming that He is the exclusive source of spiritual light. That is we follow his teachings, we will never feel in the dark and we will always have hope and a future.

For further details on our teaching and learning of Christian values and in particular our school values above, please see our Spiritual Journey page. 


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Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)

NB: All documentation is in PDF format and is downloadable, however, if you require paper copies, please contact the School Office Manager