Values, Aims & Visions


Our school is a happy and friendly place where children learn in a secure and caring Christian community. Children are encouraged to develop respect and responsibility within a well ordered environment, where all staff have high expectations of appropriate behaviour. We teach children to acknowledge the effects of their behaviour on others.

Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship study units present opportunities for reflection about attitudes, choices, emotions and feelings. When you visit our school we feel sure that these positive attitudes will be evident in the behaviour you observe.



Church of England Vision for education


Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart.

In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common

good of the whole community.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

'Bringing the Vision Alive' - Resources for School Leaders

The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership have developed a pack of resources to help equip leaders to work with the Church of England Vision for Education in their own context. The practical activities are designed for use in meetings (SLT, Governors etc.), CPD/INSET sessions and conference settings.


Vision Statement


‘Setting sail on life’s journey….with an anchor to keep us safe, sails to let us fly and God to calm the storms along the way.’



  • As a Church of England School near the sea in Cornwall, we aim to inspire our children through the beauty of creation
  • The school is in the centre of a coastal community and promotes strong links with the parish
  • We support the provision of inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum, recognising the individuality of each child and fostering tolerance and mutual respect for all members of society
  •  We aim to instil Christian beliefs and values as our children set sail on their own life’s journey

Our Vision 

Every single child gets every single chance to succeed. 
Setting Sail on Life’s Journey ….

With an anchor to keep us safe-  We believe all children are entitled to be a part of a safe, welcoming, nurturing school community, where every single child is given support, encouragement and every opportunity to learn.  Children will believe in themselves, through a strong, positive mindset and work ethic and so, will be successful. (Wisdom)

Sails to let us Fly- We are determined all children will experience high quality teaching and learning that develops their curiosity, resilience and aspirations. Children will have the skills and determination to achieve within and beyond our challenging curriculum. (Hope and Aspiration)

And Jesus, God’s son to calm the storms along the way - We want all children at Grade Ruan to love learning; feel challenged and successful; and be confident and active members of the community.  They will develop the academic, social and life skills that they need to thrive throughout their school career and their lives. (Relationships and Respect)


Socoa class created collages out of scrap card. We used our Vision Statement as inspiration! 

'Setting sail on life's journey, with an anchor to keep us safe and sails to let us fly and with Jesus, God's son, to calm the storms along the way.'