We are delighted to be part of the wider family of Church of England schools where loving God and loving our neighbours is lived out each day. We promote Christian values through the experiences offered to pupils. We thrive as an organisation by building strong partnerships. This starts with our links to the Salisbury Diocese and St Michael’s Church but also significantly as part of the Initio Trust.
Being a church school means that, at our very core, we look to reflect biblical principles in how we conduct ourselves and in what we want to achieve for our young people so that they think beyond themselves and develop into outward-looking young people. We use the belief that we are each created in the image of God as the basis for each member of the school community being equally important and valuable.
This mission is explored below in our wider Vision statement and in how we develop values throughout school.
Children are at the heart of this school, and it is for them alone that it exists. Each person, uniquely made in God's image, merits the best we can give. We therefore seek to create a happy family atmosphere where Christian values are upheld not only in worship and Religious Education but across the whole life of the school.
Within this environment, we work towards each child feeling secure and valued and having a sense of purpose and achievement. In preparing our children to be useful, compassionate and responsible members of society, both within the school and outside it, we insist that they reach for the highest standards attainable in endeavour, work, play, dress and conduct. We are committed to providing a Christian community within which the widest range of individual characters can develop to their full potential.
Spirituality at St Michael’s
We are all spiritual beings, whether or not we have a faith. At St Michael’s we believe that being uniquely made in God’s image means that we should all be enabled to flourish in our own individual way.
Ourselves: We are all unique and spiritual - it is our spirit that shapes who we are.
Others: We are part of a school community, local community and global community and it is our spirit that helps us to understand how our actions impact on others. We endeavour to think beyond ourselves and have a positive impact on others through respect and compassion.
The world: The ways in which we have a positive impact on the world is key. We must keep thinking beyond ourselves so that we can make positive changes for the future.