“Life in all its fullness at Compton C of E Primary School Learning, Achieving and Flourishing Together”
Compton is a Church of England Primary School in the Diocese of Exeter. Recognising its historic foundation, the school strives to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with Emmanuel and the Diocese.
About our vision and values:
We are really grateful to staff, parents, children and governors for the very positive and encouraging feedback in our consultation over vision and values. Our school community has significant strength.
Over the last year, our ethos group has considered various options in trying to find a vision which encapsulates the unique spirit of Compton C of E Primary School. We have agreed to base our vision on John 10:10 which we feel is a perfect fit for our aspirations for life at Compton C of E. The Bible talks about Jesus being the “Good Shepherd” protecting and nurturing his sheep. He gives them all the good things they need, in abundance, to help them flourish. The Bible calls this “Grace”.
We believe our vision can be interpreted as working for the common good and for the welfare of the whole community and its environment. We want to promote a sense of self worth and resilience. Our vision encourages a respect for and a celebration of the uniqueness of every individual and family. Whatever your beliefs or background, everyone is welcomed, valued and nurtured at our school.
Furthermore, we provide an environment which enables all children to Learn. We have high expectations and all our children are supported in order to Achieve. The wealth of opportunities available to our children enable them to Flourish, not only at Compton C of E, but in life.
Alongside our vision lies our Christian values. These are:
FRIENDSHIP (Incorporates trust, forgiveness and kindness)
RESPONSIBILITY (Incorporates humility and wisdom)
CREATIVITY (Incorporates creation, awe, wonder and reverence)
PERSEVERANCE (Incorporates endurance, resilience and hope)
KOINONIA (Incorporates compassion, love, service, justice and peace)
We feel our values are both distinctively Christian and also reflect completely our aspirations for all Compton C of E children.
We want all our children to make friends and understand the value of friendship.
We want all our children to take responsibility and not just rely on others.
We want all our children to be creative.
We want all our children to persevere and never give up.
We want all our children to understand the value of Koinonia. Our charity work is a big part of this.
Our mission statement
‘The God of all creation is concerned with everything related to education.’
– Church of England Vision for Education 2016
We strive for ‘life in all its fullness’ in our school & aim to promote the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of the children in our care. Our vision & High Five Values (Friendship, Creativity, Responsibility, Perseverance & Koinonia) shape our policies & curriculum & ensure that everyone within our school is treated with love and respect; they enable all to feel secure and valued, regardless of gender, creed, colour or ethnicity.
Our Christian vision & values are rooted in the Bible & the teaching & example of Jesus. They inspire us to embrace academic excellence & rigour & ensure that everyone can flourish & achieve their fullest potential.
Our School prayer
Written by the children’s ethos group – The Compton Secret Agents
Thank you that we belong to Compton Church of England Primary School.
Thank you that we can grow and learn together in safety.
Please teach us how to be good friends and to care for each other.
Thank you for our beautiful world.
Please show us how to look after it and share what we have.
When we face challenges, give us the strength to keep going and never give up.
Be with us always and help us to be the best we can be.
We are proud to be a church school. It enables us to promote a child centred approach within a caring atmosphere that is underpinned by spirituality and Christian ethos.
Our church is Emmanuel, a vibrant community twenty minutes walk away. We celebrate Christmas, Harvest and Year 6 Leavers’ Service at Emmanuel and also link up for other activities. Their rector, Reverend Karl Freeman regularly visits our school to lead worship.
You can access the Emmanuel Church website in this link: