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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy


‘Ready for the Future’.

Brief Rationale

This vision captures, in four words, our wish to see our children socially, morally and academically ready for the future. All in equal measure but driven by the social and moral aspects. We believe knowledge is nothing without knowing how, and being able to, use it to the benefit of all others. We believe that the New Testament is essentially a message of how we can use our knowledge, skills and qualities to serve and help others. We carry this forward each day. Our vision is rooted within this. Our school is built upon this.

‘A constant heartbeat throughout the school.’

Underpinning our vision are our key Christian values. They run constantly through the academy. These are:





Koinonia (Togetherness)


Our Vision is ever-present and everywhere. Our curriculum carries this vision and our children embody it.

British values are ever-present in our school life. They are not additions or a simple display. Their presence and understanding are shown in the outcomes displayed by our children. They are not words they are demonstrated through impact.

We have captured our Vision Statement in the following motto, being inspired by the words of A.A. Milne….

By the time you leave St. James promise us you’ll always remember that….

‘…you're braver than you believe.’
‘…you show respect in every way.'
‘…you're smarter than you think.'
‘…you're more patient than you thought.'
‘…you're more understanding than you realised.'
‘…you're more resilient than you were.'

‘...forgiveness never ends.’
'…you're happier than ever before.'