Bartley C of E Junior School

Think for yourself, act for each other

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Winsor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2HR

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Christian Ethos and Values

Our Christian values will foster love for ourselves, each other and serve our community.

The school community agreed on our Christian Values:

Love is our overarching value.

Year 3:  Friendship

It is important to teach the children, through the retelling of the Bible stories, the responsibilities, challenges and joy that friendship can bring. This is demonstrated through the self-giving life of Jesus and the relationships that he had with his disciples. This gift of friendship underpins the relationships our children enjoy within our school.

(Ecclesiastes 4 verse 9: Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up).


Year 4:  Trust

Faith means putting yourself in the hands of another in the hope that they will not let you down (or ourselves). Trust is being reliable and not letting others down. Sharing trust is ultimately better than living in doubt and suspicion.

(Psalm 56 verse 3: When I am afraid, I will trust in you).

Year 5: Thankfulness

Christian thankfulness helps us to appreciate all the gifts that have been created for and given to us; including the teachings of Jesus and how it helps us to live our lives. We make the most of those gifts by sharing them and appreciate and value the gifts of others.

(Thessalonians 5 verse 18: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you).                                                                   


Year 6: Responsibility

Through faith, we take responsibility for ourselves and others, to stand up for what is right, as modelled by Jesus. Having an individual and collective responsibility for the wider community. We are responsible for acting in a way which encourages a positive contribution to society.

(Ezra 10 verse 4: Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it).

The balance of our values:


Love is ultimately at the heart of all we do.

Responsibility and thankfulness describe how we personally should act as people in the world.

Friendship and trust describe what we most want for our community.


Children develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities that will enable them to be confident, successful learners and responsible citizens throughout their lives. This vision is driven through our Christian Values with a strong focus on Love as the overarching value for our everyday practice.




Year Group Values Books

Each year group has a Year Group Values Book. Each week, we record discussions from our year group and class collective worships to feed back to the rest of the school. It also serves as a reminder of the different themes that we have looked at during the year. The christian value is on the front of each year group's book to serve as a constant reminder of the value.



Some examples of our christian values represented through artwork.