Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

  1. About Us
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  3. Christian Ethos

Christian Ethos

Church of England Vision →Diocese of Lincoln Vision→ School Vision

Our Christian Ethos

The foundation of our Christian ethos is rooted in Chad and epitomised through his example of Love, Humility and Truth. His example and that of Jesus Christ is what our vision is built on.

Our Vision

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

As an inclusive and welcoming church school, we work towards creating a community with open hearts and open minds. We strive to ensure that all members of our school community understand themselves to be valued for who they are. Our inspiring and ambitious learning environment enables pupils and adults to aspire to fulfil their hopes for the future. Through challenge and support, we help each other overcome barriers so that everyone can feel confident in pursuing excellence in all they do.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu

Our work is set in the context of the Church of England Vision for Education, ‘Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good,’ Autumn 2016 and educating for:

  • Wisdom, knowledge and skills
  • Community and living well together
  • Respect and dignity
  • Hope and aspiration

As a church school within the Diocese of Lincoln we embrace the Diocesan Vision for, ‘Church schools serving their communities through excellence, exploration and encouragement within the love of God.’

As defined:


The Diocese believes that Church Schools must provide an opportunity for all pupils and staff to become the best that they can be including, but not limited to, academic excellence.


The Diocese believes that a Church school should be a place where the community can explore safely the things of the world, of humanity of faith and of God, without fear of judgment, condemnation or ridicule. It should be a place where it is acceptable to enter into and leave discussion, to offer different views, to disagree and to involve people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and faiths.


Church schools should be places that meet the present needs of their communities and encourage them to find fresh ways of thinking and being and acting. This encompasses matters of justice, hope and prophecy.

Our school vision, set in the context of a Christian ethos, is lived out through our aims and values creating a community in which we can all grow.

We aim to provide a broad, balance and creative curriculum which will support each one of us to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

This is lived out through building a community based on the shared values of:

  • tolerance and understanding
  • empathy and respect
  • responsibility and co-operation
  • trust, honesty and forgiveness

We learn to live well together by observing our Golden Rules:

In all that I do I will be:

  • safe and sensible
  • polite and helpful
  • responsible and respectful
  • honest and kind