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Mission, Vision and Values


Our Mission statement is to ‘Walk in Love’ (2 John 6)- for everyone in our community to be welcome and to learn and love together in the example of Christ. We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

Vision and Values 


We are a family school at the centre of our growing community. We want St John’s to be a welcoming, lively and happy place where children feel secure and enjoy growing up. We believe that positive relationships are fundamental to success, and we strive every day to build meaningful relationships with our children, families, and local community, to work together to give our children the best start in life.

Our Christian values-Respect, Hope and Courage-are at the heart of all we do. We believe that every child is an individual and our core values give all of our children the foundation to grow and flourish.


Click on the links to the right to find out more about our values.


We want our children to be excited, curious, and inspired in their learning. We have high expectations for all children to achieve their full potential through a curriculum that is ambitious, challenging, and fun. Through our aspirational and innovative curriculum and culture of celebration, all of our children grow to be the best they can be.  At St John’s, we emphasise the importance of a wide programme of memorable and meaningful enrichment experiences that allow children to develop a broad and deep knowledge of the world around them.


Flourishing at St John’s means that, following Christ’s example, children are able to mature together in faith, hope, and love. We know that by building strong foundations, rooted firmly in our values, we enable children to explore what makes them unique and to develop a sense of confidence and purpose.  Through securing these firm foundations we prepare our children to achieve full and happy lives.


By the end of their primary years, we want our children to…

  • be happy, self-confident, and resilient;
  • be responsible, mindful, caring, and active members of the community and the wider world;
  • be able to think and learn independently and develop a love of learning;
  • feel included and supported to flourish as unique individuals;
  • be equipped with the learning and life skills needed to be well-prepared for the future.

...ready to ‘fly’ to the next stage of their St John’s journey and onwards in life.


Vale Academy Trust Central Office
The Studio
St Mary's Convent
OX12 9AU


01235 754070