Church School

St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School: A Church School

At St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School, we say the Lord’s Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, when they asked him how they should pray:

The Lord’s Prayer​

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.​
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, ​on earth as it is in heaven.​
Give us this day our daily bread.​
And forgive us our trespasses,​
as we forgive those who trespass against us. ​
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. ​
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. ​

For ever and ever. ​


How effective is St Wilfrid's distinctive Christian Vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling all our pupils and adults to flourish?

As we are continually reflecting on what it means to be a Church school, considering how our theologically rooted Christian vision from The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4: 30-32) supports what we do. We ask ourselves the following questions:

  • Who are we?
  • Why are we here?
  • How then do we live?

Staff Voice

What does Flourishing look like for the staff St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School?

  • Teamwork
  • Encouragement
  • Loyalty
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Leading subjects
  • Friendships
  • Job satisfaction
  • Support
  • Training opportunities
  • Appreciation
  • Work-life balance
  • Celebrating strengths
  • Positive relationships
Who are we? What are we doing here? How then do we live?
  • Role- models
  • Educators
  • Friendly faces
  • Support network
  • Team
  • Family
  • Community
  • Nurturing
  • Experienced 
  • To support children and their families
  • Promote a love of learning
  • To help children to become the best that they can be
  • Enable children to thrive
  • Support each other
  • Provide opportunities
  • Inclusive environment
  • Children’s rights
  • Embrace and celebrate differences
  • Broad and balanced curriculum
  • Keeping children safe
  • Encourage children
  • Inspire a love of learning
  • Live through our values and ethos 

Child’s Voice

What does Flourishing look like at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School?

  • To develop as a person
  • To thrive (growing as a person)
  • Working with others
  • Showing bravery
  • Character Development
  • Keep trying
  • Not forgetting our dreams
  • To try hard
  • Persevere
  • Achieve goals
  • Not being afraid of making mistakes
  • Try new things
  • Forgiveness
  • Teamwork
Who are we? What are we doing here? How then do we live?
  • A second home
  • Community
  • Team (here to help)
  • Place of love
  • Supportive environment
  • Secure place
  • A place full of loving friends
  • A big family
  • To learn new things
  • Be with friends
  • Flourish and Thrive
  • Achieve everything we want to achieve
  • Socialise with others
  • To persevere
  • To feel good
  • To gain new experiences
  • To get an education
  • To explore what you can do – new opportunities
  • To help others
  • Encourage others to reach their full potential
  • Persevere through challenges
  • Team up with others
  • Develop our character (through Christian Values, British Values, Rights, Spirituality)
  • Develop confidence
  • Believe we can do something
  • Help others to be the best they can be 

Parent Voice

What does Flourishing look like at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School?

  • Success
  • Growth
  • Healthy
  • Confidence
  • Reaching full potential
  • Extra opportunities
  • Valuing individuality and the holistic child
  • Personal development
Who are we? What are we doing here? How then do we live?
  • Community
  • Family
  • Faith School
  • Value driven
  • Safe Haven
  • Family promoting and supporting
  • Caring and supporting individual pupils
  • To educate
  • Creating a safe space for children
  • Creating well-rounded people
  • Supporting parents
  • Provide wrap around care: breakfast club and after school club. 
  • To provide further/ wider opportunities
  • High expectations for all learners
  • Broad and balanced curriculum
  • Encourage individual success
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