Our Vision and Values
Building Strong Foundations for the Years Ahead (Matthew 7:24-25)
At Sonning Church of England Primary School, we aim to equip our children with the skills they need to make positive choices in everything they do. Like the wise man who built his house upon the rock (Matthew 7:24-25), our vision is "building strong foundations for the years ahead".
Guided by our Christian values and our school values of Love, Courage, Respect, Aspiration and Curiosity, we provide a happy, inclusive and encouraging environment where children and adults can flourish and develop as individuals. We offer a challenging, broad and relevant curriculum that enables all children (regardless of their background, faith, race, ability or gender) to do their best and achieve well.
Our distinctive Christian offer, is underpinned by the principles that education is about wisdom, knowledge, skills, hope and aspiration, promotes a community living well together, where dignity and respect for ourselves, each other and the global community, are central to our work.
We aim to have successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and; responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
As part of The Keys Academy Trust, we are part of a wider vision which aspires to provide "excellent learning and pastoral care for pupils and staff and are committed to being open and welcoming to all". The Keys Academy Trust is a "family of distinctive schools at the heart of the diverse communities we serve", and Sonning Church of England Primary School is proud to serve our community.
We work closely with the team at St Andrew's Church, Sonning
We are a Church of England Primary School within the Oxford Diocese
Our underlying principle is that each person is unique and special to God. The Church of England's vision for education states that it is "deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart" and that the vision is for "the common good of the whole community".