Our Christian Character

Our Vision

Our vision at Pencombe CofE Primary is “In God’s hands, we love, learn, grow and inspire.”

In order for our children to love, learn, grow and inspire, we will support them to gain knowledge, perseverance, resilience, and the imagination to develop themselves spiritually, academically and socially; living out Christian values in order to live happy, fulfilling and considerate lives. We uphold the right of every individual to learn, be valued and to flourish.

We work closely with the diocese, governors and school community to build a curriculum which considers how we live out our values to achieve the vision which is firmly rooted in a theological Christian narrative.   


“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like the mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on the earth. Yet, when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.

Mark 4: 30-32

The parable of the mustard seed is a key passage that reflects much of our school vision and motto In God’s hands, we love, learn, grow and inspire.

It can be a metaphor for our children, who blossom during their time here ready for the next stage of their journey. Each child is nurtured here, and enabled to flourish through our teaching and care. 

We treat every child with the dignity and respect they deserve, modelling how they should treat others.

Each child is like a mustard seed, and each child grows from something small into something strong and beautiful, offering support to those who they meet in life.

We provide our children with the opportunities to learn, appreciate and be curious about themselves and their place within our global community. 

We encourage our children to make positive choices as demonstrated through their choice of our school’s Christian values.

We celebrate our children for who they are, their individual qualities and their achievements.

Big things can come from small beginnings; who knows what great things our pupils will go on to achieve in the future?

Our school aims:
  • KNOWLEDGE – through an enriching, engaging and challenging curriculum, our children will explore the big questions, develop their curiosity and have the desire to build on that knowledge with high expectations in all they do. By giving our children different opportunities to best learn and flourish.  We aim to encourage them to forge their own individual opinions and passions grounded in knowledge and understanding.  By doing this, we hope they will grow into well-rounded people with a better knowledge of what they wish to fulfil their lives.


  • PERSEVERANCE – our children will focus on long term goals and be encouraged to keep going when faced with challenge.  We aim for our children to feel motivated and find value in school and themselves.  We want them to apply themselves and develop confidence to have aspirations of success in whatever they choose to do.


  • RESILIENCE – we aim to prepare our children to be resilient within their learning, friendships and extra-curricular activities.  Through a well-structured and creative curriculum, we aim for positive mental health and resilience to permeate all aspects of school life and learning. We will help the children to develop problem solving skills and provide opportunities for children to discuss and manage their emotions and fears with their peers and trusted adults.


  • IMAGINATION – everything that we see in our world was first seen in the imagination.  Our imagination has no bounds and through immersive experiences, the pupils of Pencombe CofE primary School play an active role in helping shape our creative curriculum.

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