St Mary and St Giles Church of England School
Our Christian vision statement and core values, and how this supports the promotion of British values
Our aim is for all to belong to a safe and happy community which celebrates our diversity and differences. Our children will be well prepared for the next step of their journey as responsible citizens. We aspire for all to flourish.
Every child is a gift from God – Psalm 127:3
Our Christian Values: Responsibility, Love, Thankfulness and Wisdom
St Mary and St Giles Church of England School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas of Milton Keynes. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
The school, as a Voluntary Aided (VA) Church of England School, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. Neither you nor your child need be a Christian or from any other faith group to attend the school. It follows the policies outlined by its Governing Body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
We seek to serve all. This is supported by the Church of England’s Vision for Education https://www.churchofengland.org/more/education-and-schools/vision-education
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ values of:
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty and personal responsibility
• Mutual respect
• Tolerance of those of different cultures, faiths and beliefs
Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns to the Headteacher or Chairman of Governors.
How we support British Values:
Rule of Law:
Personal Responsibility and Liberty:
Tolerance of those of different cultures, faiths and beliefs: