We are a Church of England Academy; a distinctive educational community for all based upon Christian faith and values. Our core mission is “to enable children to encounter great learning, develop great character and become great servant-leaders.”
Our belief is that every student is unique and valued by God and we encourage all of our students to take an active role in serving others both within and beyond the school community through the House System. Our students are passionate about justice on a local, national and global scale. They are proud that faith dialogue is valued so highly in our community.
The work of the school centres on the four values of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity which run through all of interactions with each other as well as our decision making processes. Each of our four Houses is named after a prominent Christian who lived their life in a way which enabled these four values to shine through. This supports both staff and students to see how the values can and do impact our daily lives.
We have taken inspiration for our four core values from the Church of England Vision for Education (2016) and believe in promoting life in all its fullness for all who form part of our school community. (John 10:10)
Since the founding of Emmanuel School, there has been a committed team of staff working to support and promote a caring Christian ethos across the whole school under the umbrella term ‘Chaplaincy team’. The current team is lead by Sarah Anderson (Assistant Principal). Members of the team come from a variety of church backgrounds and include staff and ministers. There is also growing involvement from youth leaders from local churches. The work of the team focuses on:
- Leadership and management
- Engagement in collective worship
- Supporting staff, parents and students on their faith journey
- Developing biblical literacy, prayer and self reflection