Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

The School's Vision

Bourn is a school filled with hope. We steadfastly believe that each of us is capable of great things. We work together in friendship to challenge ourselves and each other to be the best that we can be. We aim for ‘life in all its fullness’, striving to make the world a better place. 

The school community came together in 2019 to review and update our school’s vision and values. As a Church of England school, our vision and values are rooted in Christian tradition (the theological underpinnings are outlined below), but are just as relevant and important for those of other religions and world views – as well as those with no faith. The vision for the school aims to guide all in the school community – children and adults alike.

 Our values run through everything we do and guide us in how we approach our life and work; how we interact with each other and how we see our role in the world as citizens of the world and agents for positive change. 



Bourn Primary is a school filled with hope.

Hope helps us cope wisely when things are difficult. We are a community where all are known and loved by God. Whenever we make mistakes we can be given opportunities to learn and be forgiven. All can go on confidently to serve and make a better, more caring and peaceful world. We are allowed to falter, to get things wrong and try again as we work out how to be in relationship with themselves and others. We model a community of compassionate acceptance that makes this possible.

We steadfastly believe that each of us is capable of great things. 

Every single one of us is made in the image of God, each child reveals the divine nature of God’s creation having a particular concern for those who may be described as disadvantaged or excluded in any way. A belief that all children are loved by God and and there is inclusivity and respect for all. Every person deserves to live a “life in all its fullness” and fulfil their potential, academically, creatively, physically, spiritually.

We work together in friendship to challenge ourselves and each other to be the best we can be.

In an environment where all can flourish and are treated with dignity and respect, with a core focus on relationships. A call to live fulfilled lives as uniquely gifted individuals, pupils will be equipped to accept difference of all varieties,  Every one of us is encouraged to stretch themselves spiritually, morally, intellectually, imaginatively and actively.

We aim for life in ‘all its fullness’ striving to make the world a better place. 

We challenge all forms of prejudice, and have an approach to education that embodies an ethos of action-taking, challenging injustice and becoming agents of change in the transformation of ourselves, our relationships and our communities from the local level to the global. A commitment to global citizenship/courageous advocacy and treating all people with dignity and respect, confidently challenging and confronting injustice and inequality as articulate advocates of change


Our vision intrinsically links to the Christian values of hope, courage, justice, forgiveness and friendship, which run through everything we do at our school.  The following references to each of our values help us to remember the teachings of the Bible.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13


“David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.’” 

1 Chronicles 28:20


“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression.”

Isaiah 1:17


“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ, God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32


“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”

Proverbs 27:9