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Our Christian Vision and Values

Fist Federation Trust Vision:

Aspire       Flourish        Achieve



Chudleigh Knighton CofE School Vision:

Digging Deep, Learning Together, Embracing Life to the Full

Friendship, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Courage, Compassion and Thankfulness


Chudleigh Knighton’s School Vision- Where did it come from?


Digging Deep has a visual reference to our school emblem and history of our immediate local area. Shovels and pickaxes on our school logo represent the historic clay cutters that worked hard in the claypits nearby. Digging deep refers to digging deep in our learning, delving deeper as learners, persevering when faced with challenges, finding courage within ourselves to face personal challenges or even finding the strength to forgive others.


Learning Together embodies the children, staff and parents of school working collaboratively and cooperatively, developing support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers. It also refers to our wider learning community that includes: our Hub, our Trust, the TVLC, our parish community and parental involvement and engagement.


Embracing life to the full encourages children to aspire and flourish to be the best version of themselves, making the most of a wide range of opportunities presented to them. By being inspired by the work of Jesus and his example, we give our children a strong foundation for life, achieving their best for the world around them and for themselves. We teach and empower children that they have the ability to make changes and are able to make a positive and compassionate contribution to the world. We also encourage appreciation and thankfulness for all that we have and this amazing world around us- at school, at home, at a local/national/global level.

As part of our living out our school vision, we have mapped out 3 inspiring whole school ethos days which provides the children across our school with the opportunity to join together and undertake a range of activities promoting, 'Digging Deep, Learning Together and Embracing Life to the Full. See above outlines of the different ethos days that we have held so far this year and some examples of pupils engaging with the learning activities planned.  

Chudleigh Knighton C of E Citizenship Project 2023-24


The purpose of the project is:

  • to recognise and acknowledge the active role pupils play in the life of the school and the wider community
  • to encourage children to make positive choices which will benefit their class, school and community
  • to encourage children to reflect upon the world in which they live in a spiritual and reflective manner 
  • to encourage children to become responsible, informed and active members of their class, school and wider community
  • to encourage children to learn about aspects of citizenship education, including topical issues, rule and law-making, democracy, human rights, diversity.


Children should complete one activity each term from the outlined activities suggested. This could be a piece of artwork, writing, poster, PowerPoint, model or other recording. Children will select a different activity each term to participate in. At the end of the year children will be presented with a citizenship award celebrating their achievements across the year.  


As part of our Citizenship project, each term we will be inviting parents into school to view the different projects undertaken by the children from all classes. We are more than happy for parents to support their children at home with the projects as a shared learning experience. Equally, we are happy for siblings to undertake a joint project together.

Whole school Citizenship and Ethos Projects so far this year

Our Christian Values

Chudleigh Knighton C of E Primary School firmly believes that Christian principles should underpin all of our work with children. The school community chose the following Christian values that give focus to our learning: Friendship, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Courage, Compassion and Thankfulness.


The Ethos at Chudleigh Knighton C of E Primary School is to provide a stimulating Christian environment that creates an enjoyable atmosphere of positive endeavour for all. We believe it is the right of all children to be given access to the whole curriculum. We will ensure that children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can flourish, reach and exceed their potential.



Children’s development and progress is best achieved through high expectations and the fostering of independent learning.  It is the responsibility of the individual students to behave in a co-operative manner, which enables quality learning to take place.  We also believe in facilitating the development of the children’s diverse potential enabling them to take their place in society.


Our Aims are:


  • To provide a Christian environment, which develops the children’s spiritual understanding
  • To offer pupils a broad and balanced curriculum, which facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and understanding
  • To develop every pupil’s self esteem through promoting self-discipline so that each individual achieves his or her true potential
  • To develop the children’s creative abilities enabling them to have enquiring flexible minds
  • To develop the children’s social, moral and cultural understanding with an awareness and celebration of the multicultural world in which we live
  • To develop an aptitude for lifelong learning throughout the whole school community


Year 6 explore our new school values when buddying with Haytor...

Embedding our NEW Christian Values- Perseverance House Assemblies