VISION

We are part of a vibrant village community. We aim to help individuals develop a lifelong love of learning in a fun, ambitious and creative environment. Guided by our values, which are those of a Christian school, we build healthy and respectful relationships and celebrate differences. We are all committed to making ethical choices and playing our part in building a sustainable future.

We use the parable of the good Samaritan from Luke 10: 30-35 to underpin our school vision. The parable demonstrates compassion, celebrates differences and ethical choices. You can watch the story here:

 

VALUES

COMMUNITY † COMPASSION † WISDOM

Alongside our vision, are our school values. They were selected by all stakeholders- children, teachers, parents, governors and the wider community.

COMMUNITY is at the heart of everything Combe CE Primary School stands for – all are needed and important.  The buildings are in the centre of the village and were founded to serve the local children in the 1860s.  The school has strong links with the church of St Laurence, the ‘reading room’ and local enterprises. The children are actively involved in playing a part in the wider community around the world, through our broad and balanced curriculum, using curiousity and creativity to challenge the world in which we live. The children organise and run events throughout the year to raise money for charities that they select themselves.

COMPASSION is a value that we strive to uphold. St Laurence exemplified compassion when he suffered with the needy. Jesus taught us about compassion when telling the story of the Good Samaritan who showed compassion by helping the priest. Our children are aware of their fortunes and the school endeavours to foster a culture of compassion with respect, honesty and humility.

WISDOM is a value that we model and employ. In addition to education and knowledge, wisdom at Combe reflects making the right choices, acting in wise ways, doing the right thing being based in reverence for God.

 

St Laurence Giving Alms – Fra Angelico

The Last Supper – Da Vinci