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Bishop Ellis Catholic

Primary School

I have come that you may have life - life in all its fullness (John 10:10)

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Mission, Ethos and Values


Our Mission


I have come in order that you may have life—life in all its fullness (John 10:10).

We Love, We Pray, We Learn, We Play.



 Our Values


Love God; Aspire to be your best; Be honest; Forgive; Care



Mission and Ethos


The mission of Bishop Ellis Catholic Voluntary Academy is that of Jesus Christ; To build a teaching and learning community where we show due regard for the development and understanding of the uniqueness and dignity of each person, based on the Gospel values of love, justice, caring for others, aspiring to be the best you can be, mutual respect, honesty, acceptance and forgiveness.


We will:


  • contribute to the development of faith in the school community, recognising that each child comes with varied experiences of their own faith and culture, which have value and are to be appreciated and built upon.


  • strive to enhance and deepen the child’s relationship with God through prayer, worship and liturgy.


  • build upon and develop the existing links with homes and parishes encouraging and developing good relationships with all those children and adults who are involved in the school.


  • as a school, ensure that within resourcing constraints, the curriculum is appropriate to the perceived needs of the children and that  the approach to teaching and learning will always be based on the attitudes and values of the Gospel.


All around our school are symbols and signs of this mission to which the whole school community have contributed. Testament to this is our Millennium prayer - "Instead". They all identify the values we promote together with the statement: "I have come in order that you may have life—life in all its fullness (John 10:10)." The child friendly version of John's quote is "We Love, We Pray, We Learn, We Play."


The environment provided for the children is focused, reassuring and as supportive as possible in order that the children are happy, willing to learn and sufficiently confident to demonstrate their independent learning. The children will need the support which can only come from consistency of approach.  


The School Prayer – Instead


A new millennium, a new start!


Lord, in our world we hope you will find: -


No guns, no war.

Instead people of peace.


No prejudice, no racism.

Instead people of respect.


No arguing, no bullying.

Instead people of self-control.


No vandalism, no pollution.

Instead people who care.


No loneliness, no broken hearts.

Instead people who share.


A new millennium, a new start!


Lord, let it be this that you find.


A new millennium, a new start!


Lord, in our school we hope you will find: -


No fighting, no bullying.


Instead everyone friends.


No selfishness, no spitefulness.


Instead everyone kind.


No laziness, no wasting time.


Instead everyone learning.


No bad manners, no rudeness.


Instead everyone polite.


No one lonely, no one left out.


Instead one happy family.


A new millennium, a new start!


Lord, let it be this that you find.





A prayer of commitment for the new millennium composed by pupils of


Bishop Ellis Catholic School.