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Our Christian Vision and Values

Mission Statement, Christian Vision, Christian Values and Aims

Shap Endowed C of E Primary School’s Mission Statement:

"Shap School: a Safe Branch from which to Soar!”

affirms that the school will provide enjoyment and achievement in an environment where all pupils and staff will feel emotionally and physically secure and will flourish, or 'soar'!


Our Christian Vision

We created our Christian Vision in the academic with the help of a diocesan consultant who worked with staff and governors to help us to refine and pinpoint our Christian vision.  We came up with some draft ideas, and consulted our children and families for their thoughts, resulting in agreeing our current Christian vision.

Our School Logo

Our School Logo reflects our Christian vision too.  

The child as the trunk of the tree reflects how child centred we are.  Can you spot the cross in the foliage?  That represents not only St. Michael's, but 'church' at the heart of the school.  The elements of flourishing, and 'soaring' are represented by the growing tree, and the eagle soaring out of the frame!

We hope you like it as much as we do!

Christian Values 

Our children worked with Ruth Evans (NISCU) to select Christian Values that best exemplified our Christian Vision:

Friendship, Trust, Peace, Koinonia, Compassion and Creation.

Our children then worked in groups to produce some artwork that illustrates the Christian Values that we identified to help make them more memorable!

Our Worship Times focusses on one of our Christian values per half-term:

Autumn 1 - Friendship

Autumn 2 - Trust

Spring 1 - Peace

Spring 2 - Koinonia

Summer 1 - Compassion

Summer 2 - Creation


Our Worship Council are instrumental in deciding how to embed our Christian values.

Christian Vision signed with accompanying Christian Values

Some of our KS2 children learned the makaton signs for our Christian Values: Friendship, Trust, Peace, Koinonia, Compassion and Creation. They taught the rest of the school to recite our Christian Vision, and sign the accompanying Christian Values!

Christian Vision and Values


Vision and Values Weeks

We start each academic year, with a 'Vision and Values' week, where we focus on establishing our class contracts, preparing our Home School Agreements, and reaffirming our Christian Vision and Values.

In 2020, we employed Mr O'Connor, a music teacher to help us to create a school anthem that reflects our Christian vision and values!   Frank worked across the school gaining our ideas for our composition, Frank then worked with a selection of children who showed enthusiasm and expertise in all things musical to bring together the ideas generated from all the classes in the structure of a school anthem. You can listen below to the anthem, and please do sing along!

  • Shap CE School Anthem
    Our school anthem, composed by our children, demonstrates our Christian vision and associated Christian Values

In 2023, we employed Kema Kay, a rap artist to work with our children.  He explored the genre of rap with our children, culminating in a rap song that illustrated our Christian Vision and Values.  We sing our anthem and rap each week during our Celebration Worship Time!


We often have artists to work with our children in our Vision and Values Weeks!  In 2022 we had Amy Blandford from Orchard Art Glass to create a collaborative piece of art that exemplifies the meaning behind our logo!  This is proudly displayed on our external wall by the school office!  In 2023, we focused on the element of 'Soaring' within our Christian vision.  Andi Taylor from NISCU worked with our children to make an eagle collage, displayed centrally in our school to remind us of the sentiment behind it.