Christian Ethos

Ilsham Church of England Academy aims to serve its community, within a Christian Vision, and to equip our children with the skills and attributes to flourish in life, in all its fullness.  Our vision ‘To grow and flourish wherever you are planted’ is underpinned by Jeremiah 17: 7-8 “But blessed is the one who trust in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. “

We believe that we are all created in the image of God and that we are able to open our hearts and allow ourselves to be transformed by him, leaving our positive imprints on others. We believe it is our privilege and duty to responsibly nurture and support our children, the community and ourselves so that together we stride forwards together to make the community and world we live in a better place.

Our academy lives and breathes the Church of England’s vision of John 10:10, that every child will flourish and that they will achieve the very best they can, fulfilling their dreams and ambitions. It is a place where all are valued as individuals and as God’s children. The whole child matters to God and we invest time to nurture children’s intellectual developments as well as their many, other gifts.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality in the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils.

At Ilsham, as a church school family, we want to be:

  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Courageous
  • Honest
  • Inspirational

We embed our values into everyday learning and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs.