Student reception 1

Church School Status

Each one of you has a special gift from God.
Use it serve others well.

1 Peter 4:10

Wyvern College and St Edmund’s School are both foundation Church schools and have a long heritage of leadership guided by strong Christian values.  Both schools are founder members of the Magna Learning Partnership Trust of Schools. The MLP is committed to upholding the Christian characteristics of the Church schools in the Trust. The Trust vision is:

‘Let your light shine’
Matthew 5:16.

The colocation of the two schools in 2018 was a clear expression of the Christian principles of both the Trust and the two schools to ensure that all students receive a broad and balanced curriculum in a co-educational setting.  We ensure that they leave as well-rounded individuals prepared for life in the 21st century, with the ambition to make a positive contribution to their community and the world beyond.

Our Christian values provide the foundation for all our decisions, they are evident in all our interactions and shape the daily life our school community.

As Church of England Schools our ethos is underpinned by Christian values and principles and embraces the Church of England vision for young people, a vision of ‘human flourishing for all’,
of a life lived in all its fullness (John 10:10). It is inclusive for those of all faith and of none, serving
the common good of all our community.

Our caring Christian Community will encourage students to discover their God-given gifts and talents and to use them to serve others in their community and beyond. (1 Peter 4:10). We are committed to the personal, moral, and spiritual development of our students to enable them to become independent and self-motivated; responsible for themselves and others and prepared
to work for the common good.

At the heart of this commitment is that every member of our school community is known and valued by God. Therefore, we want every student, member of staff and parent to feel valued, knowing we all make a unique contribution.

As leaders in a Church of England School we aim to:

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