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Welcome to Finchingfield St John the Baptist CofE Primary Academy

Finchingfield St John the Baptist C of E Primary Academy. Together we grow healthy bodies, loving hearts and inquisitive minds, "living life in all its fullness." John 10:10

Our Christian vision, values and ethos

Together we grow healthy bodies, loving hearts and inquisitive minds, “living life in all its fullness”. John 10:10

Finchingfield St John the Bapist CofE Primary Academy is a welcoming school, which through teamwork provides a caring and safe environment that prepares our children as confident, unique, hardworking, trustworthy and happy citizens.
Through our Christian vision, we provide an education that helps give our pupils the opportunity to celebrate and grow their unique, God-given talents. Our vision is at the core of everything we do, underpinning both policy and practice. We strive to educate the whole child academically, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

As part of our Christian family, we link our vision to key Bible stories, which enables God to guide and support us every step of the way as well as develop a sense of community and belonging for every child regardless of individual backgrounds.

Our mission, as a Church of England School, is to provide an outstanding and inclusive education, where each individual thrives within an environment grounded upon our school’s Christian values. Daily worship in school and services at St. John the Baptist Church are an integral part of our Christian ethos as well as developing a sense of community and belonging for every child.

Values: Friendship, Peace, Reverence, Compassion, Endurance and Koinonia.

Each half term, we focus on our vision and one value, which have all been linked to a key Bible story. Year on year, the children develop their understanding of our vision, the values and key Bible stories. For example, each half term, the children will reflect on:

What our vision and each Christian value means to them

How our vision, each Christian value and its associated Bible story helps them achieve and succeed

The table below shows which value and key Bible story we focus on each half term in addition to our vision, which links to the key Bible story of Jesus and his disciples feeding the five thousand (Matthew 14.13-21). Here at Finchingfield, we aim to work together as a team following Jesus' example to feed our children with wisdom, knowledge and skills. We believe that with hard work, compassion in our hearts and a willingness to help each other, each of our unique aspirations are achievable. 


Half term

Value focus

Key Bible story

Autumn 1


Jesus forgives and heals a paralyzed man – Luke 5.17-39

Autumn 2


Beat swords into ploughshares - Isaiah 2:4

Spring 1


The Ten Commandments – Exodus 20.1-21

Spring 2


The Good Samaritan – Luke 10.25-37

Summer 1


Jesus looks to his disciples to pray with him – Matthew 26

Summer 2


Jesus talks of one family – John 17

Through these values we will:

  • Provide memorable and engaging enquiry based learning which children call “fun”
  • Raise aspirations for all children and families
  • Raise attainment and accelerate progress for all pupils, especially those who are vulnerable in some way
  • Ensure that pupils are responsible for their own learning and behaviour choices throughout the day
  • Ensure the conditions for learning throughout all parts of the school are excellent and all children’s achievements are celebrated
  • Nurture confident, tolerant and health-conscious young people, who are able to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world

Miss M Raymond

Acting Head of School

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