Ethos, Vision & Values

Our Mission

‘Setting sail on life’s journey with an anchor to keep us safe, sails to let us fly and God to calm the storms along the way.’ Luke: Chapter 8



  • As a Church of England School near the sea in Cornwall, we aim to inspire our children through the beauty of creation
  • The school is in the centre of a coastal community and promotes strong links with the Parish
  • We support the provision of inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum, recognising the individuality of each child and fostering tolerance and mutual respect for all members of society and all faiths
  •  We aim to instil Christian beliefs and values as our children set sail on their own life’s journey

Our Vision 

Every single child gets every single chance to succeed. 
Setting Sail on Life’s Journey ….


With an anchor to keep us safe

We believe all children are entitled to be a part of a safe, welcoming, nurturing school community, where every single child is given support, encouragement and every opportunity to learn.  Children will believe in themselves, through a strong, positive mindset and work ethic and so, will be successful. (Wisdom)

Sails to let us Fly

We are determined all children will experience high quality teaching and learning that develops their curiosity, resilience and aspirations. Children will have the skills and determination to achieve within and beyond our challenging curriculum. (Aspiration)

And Jesus, God’s son to calm the storms along the way

We want all children at Grade Ruan to love learning; feel challenged and successful; and be confident and active members of the community.  They will develop the academic, social and life skills that they need to thrive throughout their school career and their lives. (Relationships and Respect)

Our Values
Aspiration - Respect - Wisdom - Relationships
Our school is a happy and friendly place where children learn in a secure and caring Christian community. Children are encouraged to develop respect and responsibility within a well-ordered environment, where all staff have high expectations of appropriate behaviour. We teach children to acknowledge the effects of their behaviour on others.
Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship study units present opportunities for reflection about attitudes, choices, emotions and feelings. When you visit our school, we feel sure that these positive attitudes will be evident in the behaviour you observe.

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