Christian Ethos

Ethos and Aims of Holy Trinity CE School

Our status as a Church of England school is fundamental to our ethos and purpose. We expect all our staff to support our Christian ethos and aims.

At Holy Trinity School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun.

Our vision for the school is:


‘Aim high, let your light shine’ Matthew 5:16


The vision for the school is one where everyone is seen as so valuable in God’s eyes that everyone must be supported and encouraged to be the very best they can be. We are a fully inclusive school where no one will or can be left behind.


Matthew 5:16

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Background to the biblical quote and vision for the school

In the same way, that light should not be hidden but should light up the room, a city on a hill cannot be hidden, we should let our light shine. There is no reason that anyone should not be able to tell that you are a Christian. Jesus says that what should be seen are the good deeds that we perform and the knowledge that we are doing things for the right reasons. In living our lives through the teachings of Jesus and the Bible, God intends for the world to be able to see him by his reflection in his people.

Let your light shine