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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy


‘Ready for the Future’

Brief Rationale

This vision captures, in four words, our aim to see our children socially, morally, spiritually and academically ready for the future. All in equal measure but driven by the social, spiritual 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 Bible delivers messages of how we can use our knowledge, skills and qualities to serve and help all others as we move forward each day. Our vision is rooted within this. Our school is built upon this.

‘A constant heartbeat throughout the school.’

Consider how the parable of 'The Good Samaritan' demonstrates how we can use our skills and knowledge to serve others and show our collective readiness for the future. This captures our vision perfectly. This is what you will find across our academy.

Underpinning our vision are our key Christian values. These are:





Koinonia (Togetherness)


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.'