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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter

A member of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

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Christian Values

Our Vision


To continue to create a happy, secure, welcoming and stimulating learning environment in which all members of the school community can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.

We aim to encourage children to have pride and respect for themselves.

To develop awareness of moral, social and religious values.

To continue developing a broad and balanced curriculum that is creative, challenging and relevant.

We will inspire our children to be curious, determined and reflective.

To continue to build partnerships with parents and the local community.

To equip children with the resilience and perseverance to become creative and independent thinkers within in an ever-changing world.

To encourage ambition, provide equality of opportunity and create a window to the world.



Our Work


  • To work with and take advice from diocesan advisors and our local parish.
  • To advocate for the full inclusion of children and young people in the life of the Church.
  • To integrate ministry among children and young people with all other areas of the Church's life and mission.
  • To fully implement the curriculum, religious education and collective worship and guide the school character in line with our vision and the school community.


The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership

  • To work with opportunities provided: programmes and research for leaders in education that will equip leaders to achieve the bold vision for education in line with The Derby Diocesan Academy Trust.
  • To engage with the national movement of inspirational leaders equipped to transform education, so that we may foster wisdom, hope, community and dignity, and all children are able to flourish and experience life in all its fullness, regardless of their background or starting point.
  • Video link to Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury)


Values and Virtues

St Laurence C of E Primary School teaches and provides opportunities for children and staff to follow our vision during their school life.

These values and virtues are introduced and explained by the Head of School in Collective Worship and further explained by Father Giles in subsequent Collective Worship in school.

As a school, we discuss virtues that help us as individuals as well as supporting others in our school and wider community.


For example:

Welcoming                    Friendship       

Encouraging                 Hope

Awe and Wonder         Forgiveness

Thankfulness               Peace

Wisdom                       Trust

Humility                       Endurance


Father Giles Orton is the Parish Priest. He is very much involved in the life of the school. Father Giles visits the school to talk to the children and to lead Collective Worship. He also leads the Church Services at Christmas, Easter and the end of the year. 


Please read more about the St Laurence Church of England daily Collective Worship.