Care. Believe. Grow.
Our School Vision
At Chestnut Street, we believe that our school is the ‘garden’ where our children will grow and flourish like the mustard tree in the kingdom of heaven. We have the passion to enable every child to achieve anything in their life journey. As part of the Christian family, we follow Jesus’ examples and teachings, we believe, care, guide and support our children and their families. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32
How does this underpin all that we do?
We believe that all stakeholders (pupils, staff, governors, parents, families and wider community members) are extremely and equally valuable and important to us. Chestnut Street C of E is a welcoming school, which through teamwork provides a caring and safe environment that prepares our children as confident, unique, hardworking, trustworthy and happy citizens. With God’s guidance, we work with pride and passion to create life-long learners, who fulfil their potential. If we work together, we will be the very best that we can be: achieving, celebrating and succeeding whilst having fun.
Each of our values ‘Care, Believe, Grow’ is explicitly Christian and linked to Jesus; and to make it memorable, we celebrate them during our daily worship and explore them in all areas of our curriculum. Most importantly, we carry them out in everything we do and they are embedded in all our policies.
We all demonstrate how we care, believe and grow through our 6 Church School Values: