St Francis CofE Primary School

Values at St Francis

Our agreed core principles are:

Kindness, Courage and Character

In addition, we have twelve values which we explore in more depth. These are friendship; forgiveness; truthfulness; generosity; justice; respect; kindness; courage; service; thankfulness; perseverance; trust.

These principles and values are explored on a four year cycle, which also allows time to observe the Church calendar, national and cultural events and festivals of other faiths and cultures.

Click here for information about when we explore each value.


2016/17 Terms 5 & 6 - Truthfulness

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." John 1:4

2016/17 Terms 3 & 4 - Forgiveness

"As I walked out of the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in Prison." Nelson Mandela

"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." Mark 11:25


2016-17 Term 1 & 2 - Friendship

"Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 


The school also explores themes from Social and Emotional Aspect of Learning:

anti bullying, new beginnings, getting on and falling out, good to be me, relationships, going for goals,  changes.

The Main School Rule is:

Everyone will act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times.

How we behave:

We will treat others and their belongings with respect.

We will be kind to each other in every way possible.

We will have kind hands and feet.

We always speak politely to everyone.

In class we make it as easy as possible for everyone to learn and enjoy school.

We move gently and quietly around the school.

We are quiet whenever we are required to be.

We keep school clean and tidy so that it is a welcoming place of which we can be proud.

We take care of our wildlife, trees and gardens.


We will THINK before we speak. This means we consider………is it:
true, helpful, important, necessary, kind?