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Church of England Primary School

Small school, big hearts. Wise, Responsible and Kind like the Good Samaritan.

Wise, responsible and kind like the Good Samaritan.

Small school, big hearts.

Our School Prayer 


Dear God

Be with us in our school today

In our work and in our play

Be in our hearts, be in our minds

In all we do and say.

Teach us how to grow in love

Each and every day.


Our Vision

Our vision is to nurture unique individuals who are outstanding learners, demonstrating wisdom, responsibility and kindness within their communities.  Using the Good Samaritan as our role model, we know that loving others as we are loved is upmost for happy, healthy lives.


Wise - we think wisely and are committed to learning. We relish and retain knowledge and value high standards. We have high expectations, high aspirations and enjoy challenge. Like the wise man who built his house upon the rocks (Matthew 7), we think creatively and use learning to make good decisions. We have firm foundations for our lives.

Responsible – we are responsible for ourselves – our well-being, our behaviour and our learning.  We strive to be the best people we can be and the best person for others. We have a responsibility to others inside and out of school and at times need to be patient, tolerant and courageous in demonstrating this. As Noah had to step up when God asked him to, so must we. We are a school family whose strength is in our ability to work together.  We know that perseverance and hard work will bring reward and that resilience is about coping with challenges positively.

Kind - we are kind. Through support, nurture and understanding we all flourish. Each one of us is unique – on the outside and inside. We value diversity and respect difference. There are hundreds and thousands, millions of us but God knows everyone and God knows me!


Collective worship - please enjoy the recorded assemblies available on the Class Pages

In January 2016 we had our school church inspection where we were delighted to receive outstanding.


‘pupils thrive in the Christian culture and ethos which this school creates, positively encouraging its pupils and preparing them exceptionally well for life.’


What does spirituality mean at Buckland School?


Through our daily lives together and our explicit and implicit curriculum, we endeavour to develop our pupils’ and staffs’ spirituality. We see this as:


A sense of being satisfied and at peace, loving ourselves. (Self)

A way of strengthening our relationships and showing compassion. (Others)

Something which makes us feel deeply or moves us. (Beauty / the world)

A sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. (Beyond / the divine)