Thurgoland CE Primary

Vision and Ethos

Learning Together in Faith and Joy 



Thurgoland CE Primary School is a place where community, personal development and love of learning is key. A broad and rich curriculum fosters a thirst for learning and our curriculum ensures that our pupils have learning experiences which prepare them for the future. Pupils’ personal, social and emotional development is prioritised by school staff and pupils develop resilience and self-esteem. All pupils know they are an equal and important part of our school community and are listened to. They understand how they can contribute in a positive way to their class, school and the wider local community. Our Christian ethos ensures that personal, social and emotional development are central to the school, while also ensuring that different faiths and cultures are explored and respected by all. Creative and cultural learning is embedded into school life, and pupils are encouraged to have high expectations for their work and behaviour.


We aim for all our children to:

  • Have Christian values at the heart of all they do, caring for others and making contributions to the community and the wider world.
  • Understand and respect cultural and religious differences.
  • Are independent, confident individuals who are self-aware and have self-belief.
  • Aspire to be the best they can be.
  • Develop a wide range of skills for the future and achieve their potential.
  • Enjoy learning and life.

Mission Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the church at parish and diocese. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.