Our Vision & Aims

St John the Baptist Primary School is a ‘Voluntary Aided’ Church of England School. This means that the premises are owned by the church and operated in partnership with the local authority – Essex County Council. Each church school has a governing body (constituted in accordance with its instruments of Government), which is responsible for the school, and on which the Church, local authorities, parents and staff are represented.

Our School aims to provide, within a Christian community, the best education possible for all the children bearing in mind each child’s differing needs, abilities and interests and the resources available.

Excite, Embrace, Encourage and Excel – Let Your Light Shine!

At the heart of our school are a set of core Christian Values. These underpin our whole ethos, curriculum and school life, and aim to ensure our pupils leave St John the Baptist CEVA Primary School as happy, secure, caring and responsible citizens. The values we promote are important within the school community and are values which will be important throughout life. In all that we do we strive to share, encourage and demonstrate positive values with our children, in order that they understand them and strive to live by them.

LOVE and F.A.I.T.H. (Friendship, Appreciation, Inclusion, Trust and Honesty)

Our Vision

It is our role to help every child feel equal, valued and special, by providing a safe, spiritual and caring environment for pupils to be themselves.

We applaud effort, resolution and commitment to try their hardest, be proud of their individual successes, and foster a positive caring attitude to all life.

We have the key to make learning fun and unlock a child’s curiosity, courage and desire to take risks in order to achieve their full potential in life!

To inspire and challenge them to experience adventure, innovation and creativity in addition to the National Curriculum.

At St John the Baptist CEVA Primary School, we strive to give our pupils the strength and confidence to become life-long learners and independent thinkers, and to make their own personal contribution to our rapidly changing society.

Values & Ethos

The school aims to provide, within a Christian community, the best education possible for all the children, building upon their individual needs, abilities and interests.

  • To provide a safe, caring environment where each pupil can feel secure and happy
  • To encourage Learning behaviours through Pebmarsh Powers
  • To work in partnership with families and the local community
  • To provide a rich and varied approach to the National Curriculum to suit all educational abilities
  • To develop lively, enquiring minds
  • To celebrate success
  • To encourage and enable a healthy lifestyle for our pupils
  • To help children develop an awareness and understanding of the wider world and
  • their part within it
  • To live the Christian values but to understand and celebrate other faiths and beliefs
  • To help each child feel they have an equal and important role to play
  • To provide new and exciting extra-curricular experiences
  • To give the children a voice via the Student Council and classroom discussions
  • To provide positive memories that will stay with the children throughout their lives