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St Nicholas CE Primary School

Visions and Values

St Nicholas CE Primary School


Together, we strive to be the best we can be!

To enable everyone to achieve their true potential in a happy and safe environment.

“Do not fear, only believe.” Mark 5:36


Kindness & Forgiveness

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other.” Ephesians 4:32


Tolerance & Compassion

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.” Matthew 7:12


Loyalty & Honesty

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18


St Nicholas C of E Primary School is committed to high quality teaching and learning and meeting the needs of all the children in its care - We are an EPIC school!


Our EPIC teachers:

  • …plan lessons that are engaging!
  • …enable all children to make excellent progress!
  • inspire our children to become lifelong learners! 
  • challenge all of our team!


Our EPIC learners:

  • …put the effort in!
  • …take pride in their work! 
  • …are independent and take responsibility for their own learning!
  • collaborate with one another!


Through being EPIC, together we strive to be the best that we can be!


We are only EPIC when our 6Rs are put into practice.


Being Resilient means sticking at it – even when the going gets tough.

Resilient learners: Persist, display patience, have a positive attitude and feel joy, stay involved in their learning, set targets and practice.


Being Responsible means looking after yourself and others.

Responsible learners know right from wrong and make good choices, are honest, show empathy and kindness and think ahead.


Being Resourceful means knowing what to do and where to go when you get stuck.

Resourceful learners show initiative, learn in different ways, ask good questions, involve others in their learning, take risks.


Being Ready for learning means making sure you are in the right frame of mind and all your needs are met.

Learners who are ready feel safe, display self-control, manage their time and look after their body.


Reflective learners are curious and honest, can describe their progress, listen to and learn from feedback and learn from experience.  


Being Respectful means being tolerant of others and empathising with their point of view.

Respectful learners are honest and stay true to their beliefs, show loyalty and faithfulness, are kind and polite and will share what they have with others.

Our School Vision

The Rutland Learning Trust


Providing outstanding education for all pupils – today and tomorrow!

World-class education and care that allows every child to achieve their potential, regardless of location, prior attainment or background.

Working Together
Sustaining Excellence

Transforming Learning

By Working Together to Sustain Excellence and Transform Learning we believe that we can improve outcomes for all children – today and tomorrow.   By working in this way we know that every child will be valued, cared for and have the very best chance to excel and achieve their potential. We seek high levels of attainment and achievement across a broad, creative and inspirational curriculum. Memorable learning experiences are at the heart of all we do. Every child deserves to be successful and our role is to help them blossom and believe everything is possible!


The Rutland Learning Trust aims to…

  • Promote real, genuine and planned collaboration - Working Together.

  • Sustain Excellence - raise standards of achievement for all pupils.

  • Transform Learning - provide world-class education and care that allows every child to achieve their potential, regardless of location, prior attainment or background.


The Rutland Learning Trust is values driven and educationally led; it aims to provide world-class education and care that allows every child to reach their potential; it recognises the importance of teaching and learning. It operates a robust school improvement system, with the ultimate aim of doing something exceptional for children in our care. All pupils will be safe and all will be supported, whatever their needs.


The Rutland Learning Trust aims for all academies to be outstanding.  This means outstanding outcomes for all children; innovative, enthusiastic, well- trained staff that provide high-quality teaching, learning and assessment experiences every day, and pupils that leave education well-prepared for the next step of their lives.


The Rutland Learning Trust aims to contribute positively to the self-improving school-led system in education across this locality. We are committed to adding real value to the community, helping it become even more effective in order to achieve the very best for all pupils. We believe in true collaboration; working in partnership, investing in people and building capacity for long term, sustainable success. Our academies will need to respond to the challenge of creating and responding to this changing landscape.

Our strategy is ambitious and exciting; it reflects our locality and the needs of our children. Our education system is in a state of fundamental change as we move to a self- improving system that reduces central government control in favour of a school-led system. This provides a great opportunity for all of our schools to take the lead and create a system that our children deserve.


Bold and dynamic leadership, at all levels, is fundamental to help transform our local education system. We need to develop and own this new system together and take risks to ensure all our learners, regardless of their starting point or background, have their needs met and thrive in the communities that we create.


Our challenge is to continue our journey in improving systems so that all the academies within the Rutland Learning Trust are ‘outstanding’, not only in terms of their Ofsted judgement, but also in the eyes of our learners, staff, families and our wider community members.

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