"Educating for life in all its fullness"

Vision and Values

Our Vision

“Educating for life in all its fullness”

Vision Statement

To enable everyone within our community to flourish and enjoy a life filled with love, meaning and purpose, underpinned by Christian values, a love of learning and an eagerness to make the world a better place together.

The Vision is based on the biblical text John 10:10:  Jesus said, ‘I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.’

The Four Foundations

Our vision is built upon four foundations which are interwoven with our six core Christian Values (forgiveness, responsibility, koinonia, friendship, compassion and respect)

  • Wisdom, Knowledge, Skills (forgiveness)
  • Hope and Aspiration (Responsibility)
  • Community and Living well together (Koinonia, Friendship and Compassion)
  • Dignity and Respect (Respect)




Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills: Forgiveness

Fostering discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and fully developing skills/talents in all areas of life. Coping wisely when things go wrong, forgiving one another when we make mistakes. Developing resilience through times of challenge

Hope and Aspiration: Responsibly

Opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them. Seeking healing, repair and renewal. Developing a wider hope and aspiration for our local community and the world at large as responsible global citizens.

Community and Living well together: Koinonia, Friendship and Compassion

Ensuring a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Dignity and Respect: Respect 

Ensuring the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

Core Christian Values

Hampstead Parochial School is a Church of England Voluntary-Aided primary school that offers a distinctly Christian education in an inclusive environment where we encourage all children and young people to learn, enquire and grow.

The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values such as collective worship, a grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education.

Children and staff of all faiths and none are welcome at our school and our aims are to promote understanding and tolerance between those of different faith traditions.

‘Church schools should nourish Christians in their faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those of no faith’
Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980 – 1991

As a community, we have identified six values that are woven into the very fabric of the school which we expect all members of the school community – students, staff, governors, parents and clergy – to model:

  • Friendship
  • Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Koinonia

Koinonia may be a word you don’t instantly recognise. It is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible (first occurring in Acts 2:42) and it means ‘communion, joint participation and contribution’. It identifies the idealised state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian Church.