‘By their fruits shall you know them.’ (Matthew 7:20).
Our school aims emphasise our commitment to providing an education of the highest quality possible within the context of Christian belief and practice through partnership work with our church and community. We endeavour to provide children with a creative curriculum, which seeks to develop the whole child. We also encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all pupils. St Margaret’s is a place where we intend all children to develop a genuine love of learning, achieve to the best of their ability, and to be prepared for the next stage of their education. Working closely with the Diocese of Leicester and our local church, St Margaret of Antioch, our school ethos is confidently and distinctively Christian. All our stakeholders operate within a culture of equality, respect and consideration for others.
Patience Hope Perseverance Constancy
Our Christian values make a positive impact on our lives.
We perservere to be the best we can be.
Our teaching and learning is fun, imaginative, engaging and motivational.
We can be happy, safe and healthy and grow spiritually.
We all work well together.
Relationships are positive and our children have outstanding social skills, excellent cultural development and understand how to make the right choices.
The leaders and managers are excellent practitioners and contribute to the educational community.
‘When children leave us they are compassionate, self-confident with a love of life and learning.’
Christian Ethos Team 2023
We are very proud to be a Church of England Primary School and uphold the Church of England's vision for education:
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
More information about the vision for education can be found here:
As a Church of England School we have close links with the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education. More information can be found here: https://www.leicester-dbe.com/
Collective Worship is an important part of the school day where we take time to come together and reflect as a whole school community. We hold a daily act of Collective Worship in school which is a time where children can connect with their own inner peace and response to what is being shared and for the whole school community to appreciate the school's distinctively Christian Values in the context of wider Christian Worship.
We believe that Collective Worship should be both meaningful and in keeping with the ethos of the school, promoting spiritual growth and development and the opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer. It plays an important part in affirming and celebrating the beliefs and values of the school community as expressed in our school aims.
Collective Worship should be a special time that is qualitatively different from the rest of the day and may involve communal celebration, reflection or the challenge to think differently. We aim to encourage the involvement of pupils in the planning and presentation of worship.
The school follows an annual calendar of themes linked to the Christian Calendar.