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Our Vision and Values

The Essendon Way - Our Vision

Encouraging everyone’s light to shine (Matthew 5:16)

Essendon School strives to be a tolerant, caring and inclusive Christian community which values each individual and encourages their light to shine in spirit, mind and body.

The Essendon Way - Our Bible Text

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Matthew Chapter 5 vs 14-16


The Essendon Way - Our Values

As part of our Vision for Essendon, we teach six key values; focusing on one each half term. Based upon the Christian value of love, the Essendon Values are:


  • Love yourself

  • Love others

  • Love God

  • Love learning

  • Love the world you live in


These Essendon values underpin everything we do and teach as a school, helping to develop our children as both individuals as well as members of a wider global community.


The Essendon Way - British Values


Our school values are based on fundamental British values and form the basis of our social, moral, spiritual and cultural provision. The fundamental British Values, defined by Government, are :

  • Democracy - we demonstrate how democracy works through discussion, decision making and voting.

  • The Rule of Law - we demonstrate how rules and laws help to keep us safe and happy.

  • Individual Liberty - we demonstrate how we all have individual freedom to choose faiths, beliefs, likes and dislikes.

  • Mutual Respect - we demonstrate respect and tolerance to everyone in our school community.

  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs - we demonstrate respect and tolerance towards other beliefs and faiths.


Essendon children enjoying Chess club with members of our local community.

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Our Eco-Warriors doing a litter pick around school and our outside learning area.

Love Learning

Love the world you live in

Living Our Values


Essendon school at the church for our Remembrance Service.

Love God

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