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Lydney Church of England Community School (VC)

Aylburton Church of England Primary School

Learning together, with minds that think and hearts that care.

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Lydney and Aylburton C of E Primary Schools



Vision, Ethos and Aims


Our Vision

Our vision is to be creative Church of England Schools learning together in inclusive, inspiring and nurturing communities where all children and adults are valued and achieve their best.


‘Learning together, with minds that think and hearts that care’


Our Ethos


We are two schools with one shared vision, committed to our partnership, yet retaining our separate identities and individuality.

Across both schools we are developing a culture where all members of the learning community work together and respect one another. We encourage children to appreciate their environment and develop an understanding of their impact upon the local community and the wider world.


Our children are at the centre of all that we do and we listen carefully to their opinions and perspectives to ensure that learning has purpose and meaning. We motivate and inspire children to reach their full individual potential by offering a broad, exciting and highly creative experience. The staff are forward thinking, innovative and adaptable; keen to explore teaching approaches and projects that will stimulate the enquiring minds of our children.


We value the holistic well-being of our children, through fostering a caring attitude, with a positive commitment to the ethos and values of a Church of England School. Our open culture of communication throughout the school community ensures all views are valued. We provide a safe environment which develops confidence and independence within our children to prepare them for a life in an ever changing world.


Federation Aims

  • To develop independent thinking and encourage an enquiring mind;

  • To systematically work through teaching/learning ideas with creativity at the centre;

  • To give all children a broad and balanced curriculum;

  • To ensure that collective worship in school takes place in the context of assemblies,

    and is supported by the local community and Christian organisations;

  • To make children aware that Christianity is one of the main faiths in our society, and

    to develop knowledge, understanding and tolerance for the diversity, practices and

    principles of other religions represented in the U.K;

  • To develop each individual child to its full potential in all aspects of the curriculum

    through offering high quality teaching and learning opportunities;

  • To provide for the moral, spiritual, emotional and social needs of the children in

    preparation for life in a rapidly changing world;

  • To create climates where children feel safe, can form opinions and debate issues;

  • To create a happy, caring, stimulating and attractive school environments, and to

    extend this to an appreciation and conservation of their natural environment;

  • To offer a range of extra-curricular activities, that will begin to promote education for


  • To provide co-operation between home and school and develop links with the wider


  • To create schools where all members feel valued, respected and have a sense of