Aims and Values

Aims & Values

We want each child to achieve to their individual highest potential, we want each individual to be valued for who they are, and we want each member of our community to fully respect and be respected by others. ERS, therefore, aims to provide an environment where learning can flourish, enabled by excellent teaching and care.

ERS was founded on Christian principles and retains a strong Christian ethos which underpins our whole pastoral care policy. We encourage children to learn about their community, and about the beliefs of both Christian and other faiths.  We share with them the need to be aware of others who are less fortunate than themselves and to contribute in some way to help such groups.

There are a number of specific strands of Christian input within the school, including assemblies and RE lessons which we expect all students to attend, plus church services to celebrate key Christian festivals or school milestones.  Some of our other special events or groups also have a Christian focus e.g. the Christian Union, and the work of the Chaplaincy team.

Within this overall perspective provided by our basis and foundation the school welcomes children (and staff) of all faiths or none, asking only that the child’s parent or guardian is aware and supportive of the basis of the school.