Our Christian Distinctiveness
Hernhill Church of England Primary School is a caring community underpinned by a strong Christian ethos.
Everyone is welcome at Hernhill.
Our vision is that everyone flourishes throughout their time with us; developing a passion for learning, thriving as individuals and achieving their academic potential. Jesus brought life in all its fullness and we seek to offer a full, rich and creative curriculum to enable all to reach their God-given potential.
Underpinning our vision is the value of everyone in our school. In the first creation story in Genesis (Genesis 1:26,27), God lovingly creates human beings in his own image. Every life is of great value, and God loves all individuals. This speaks of the dignity and worth, not only of the children but the adults in our school and community as well. Our children and staff are valued as individuals and are encouraged to achieve well, making the most of their abilities, talents and skills.
Jesus came to bring life in all its fullness and we seek to offer a full, rich and creative curriculum to enable children to reach their God given potential. Through high-quality inspiring teaching and wide-ranging opportunities both within and outside of the classroom, we aim to ignite our children’s love of learning and help them to look beyond the school gates.
The parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32) provides us with the basis of our school’s Christian values. Chosen by the whole of our school community, the Christian values of compassion, forgiveness, resilience, respect and truthfulness are all to be found in the story of this parable about a son who left his family, made mistakes but yet was welcomed back.
Our core Christian values of compassion, forgiveness, resilience, respect and truthfulness are at the heart of all that we do.
Our Christian values, seen in Jesus, govern how we relate to one another, pupils, staff and families. In noticing the values of compassion, forgiveness, resilience, respect and truthfulness in others and striving to display them in ourselves, we aim that all flourish throughout their time at Hernhill. Jesus teaches all of us to ‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’ (Luke 6:31) and our special ‘People Rule’ is an outworking of this.