Vision and Values

iMake a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!’ Psalm 98:4

Celebrating together the richness and diversity of life throughout the world; global citizens within our community and beyond.

Our inclusive ethos is firmly rooted in Christian values and we work in close partnership with our local church to equip our children with essential values for life, whatever their faith or background.  In addition to our weekly service at St. Mary’s on a Thursday morning, we also visit the church throughout the year, especially at key times in the Christian calendar – such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter. 

Our Values

  • Compassion
  • Reconciliation
  • Friendship
  • Joy
  • Community
  • Stewardship
  • Respect

Our Curriculum Drivers

Through our Curriculum, we aim to develop our pupils as:

  • confident learners
  • joyful learners
  • global learners
Joyful learning in Early Years
Developing confidence, on residential in Snowdonia
St. Mary's Church, Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson

Sharing in BDMAT’s mission and vision

THE BDMAT mission is to provide high quality education within a Christian framework that allows all pupils to reach their full potential through experiencing a broad and balanced curriculum whilst ensuring staff have a good life / work balance and are fulfilled in their roles.

The BDMAT vision is in line with the Church of England’s vision of “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. The words of Jesus act as a guide for the vision, which is encompassed in  three guiding principles:

  • Life in its fullness for all;
  • Success for all;
  • Positive well-being for all.

The Church of England’s vision for education

‘Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart.  In line with the Church of England’s role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.

  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills:enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
  • Educating for hope and aspiration:enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
  • Educating for community and living well together:a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
  • Educating for dignity and respect:the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.’