Ethos and Values

At Compton we believe that primary school should be a time when every child has a chance to shine.  It should be a place where all children discover things they love and that they are good at, so they can begin to realise their potential in both senses of the word.

Our key values are compassion, honesty and gratitude. These values form the basis of the work we do in developing children’s moral and spiritual growth. We believe that spiritual growth requires us to develop relationships with God, with others, with the world and with ourselves.

We try hard to enrich our curriculum with a wide variety of opportunities and experiences that cater for everyone.  These include clubs, trips, visitors and links with the wider community, our Forest School project and twinning with Railway Primary School in Uganda.  We hold themed weeks and days where older and younger children work together and celebrate local and national events and Christian festivals as a whole school community. We place particular emphasis on team work and developing positive attitudes in work and play, helping children learn how to be good friends, hard workers and confident individuals.

If you visit Compton you will find that it is a warm and welcoming school. The children are happily engaged in well-planned, purposeful activities which ensure that they achieve high standards. All members of our school find joy in working together and being part of our school community. The school enjoys a good reputation and welcomes children from a wide area. Its relationship with parents is excellent.

Compton is a Church of England Voluntary Aided school. It received high praise during its most recent Church Inspection in June 2014. The inspectors noted that, “The leadership and the management of the school have created a good stimulus for the development of the Christian ethos of the school” and described Compton as “A church school deeply committed to its pupils, parents and the village community it serves.”

Compton’s 50 Word Vision

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience….Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God…. Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’

Colossians 3:12-17 encapsulates how we try to live as a school. A learning environment built on Christian faith is a place of happiness and compassion, encouraging strong, healthy relationships. These relationships are our greatest strength; motivating and sustaining us all in equal measure.

Golden Rules

Children and staff have developed a set of “Golden Rules” which have been reached through discussion and debate. These are displayed around the school and the values that underpin them are revisited during circle times, RE and PSCHE lessons.  They are:-

•Be kind and friendly to others

•Take care of each other and our school

•Do our best

•Make sensible choices

•Listen to others

•Be honest


Anti-Bullying Policy Nov 2018

Behaviour Policy Dec 2018

Mental Health and Wellbeing Dec 2018

Moral Development Policy Dec 18

Social & Cultural Policy Nov 18

Spirituality Policy Nov 18