Our Vision, Motto, Values and Mission
About Our School
St Bartholomew's Primary School is a community school, welcoming all children whatever their parent's beliefs. As a C E (VC) School, Christian values are central to its ethos and a high priority is attached to strong links between home, school and parish. We believe we are stronger together and we must use what God has equipped us with to work in unison and have fellowship with one another.
The school has a history dating back to 1714 when it was founded as a Charity School under the will of the Rev. Charles Winn, a vicar of Penn. The original school, built in Springhill, has long ceased to exist, but the Foundation Stone survived and may be viewed in the modern building, which now stands alongside the Victorian building in Sedgley Road.
Owing to the school's position on the boundary of Wolverhampton, pupils have the advantage of being able to appreciate both urban and rural ways of life. The strong links with the Parish Church are still very evident today. The Clergy have a regular commitment in school, leading worship and sharing celebrations in church. Children and parents join in a regular pattern of services both in school and in church. The Penn Winn foundation still supplies inscribed Bibles to all school leavers, in accordance with the wishes of the school's founder.
Our motto is: 'All God's children learning and achieving together in faith with compassion'
St Bartholomew’s vision is to be a school inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus so that all pupils and adults reach their full God given potential and flourish.
“Through faith we all learn and achieve together”
For we “walk by faith and not by sight”
2 Corinthians 5vs7
Everyone in our school is a valued and unique person with different gifts and skills. Guided by strong Christian principles, our mission is to work together to nurture the children emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. We encourage them to be confident and enquiring, as well as compassionate and kind, as they strive to achieve their personal best and develop a lasting love for learning and for life.
We are committed to the following FOUR core Christian values which help us to deliver this:
Love, Trust, Compassion, Forgiveness
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5)
“I can do all things through Jesus Christ Who Strengthens me.”
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
“Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.”
All children are valued as individuals. In addition to this, we will be a school that:
Is a fully inclusive school, where all pupils and adults are accepted and valued as God’s children regardless of age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, background or religion.
Develops responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to their community, society and God’s world.
Teaches our children to be caring, compassionate, loving individuals who follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Develops resilient learners, who seek ways to overcome challenges in the knowledge that all things are possible through God.
Provides a curriculum promoting high expectations, recognising different styles of teaching and learning, breadth of achievement and methods of assessment which will demonstrate equal concern for the educational needs and aspirations of all.
Gives our children an appreciation of, awareness of and respect for the richness of a variety of cultures within the local community and society as a whole.
Provides opportunities for worship, prayer and reflection, offered to God and central to the life of the school, rooted in the Scriptures.
Creates strong links with parents, sharing in the education process, co-operating in a Home-School partnership.