Our Vision

“You will shine among them like stars in the sky ” Philippians 2:15

You are the light of the world…let your light shine…Matthew 5:14

At Stoke Row School we aim for our children to have the brightest futures, each one nurtured individually to be a guiding light with a unique sparkle. We teach one another to live with kindness and respect. We help our children to understand that with courage and perseverance they can excel.

Our vision draws inspiration from Philippians 2:15-16 (NIV) “You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life” and Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Our vision is based on the idea of raising children to be a light in a dark world. We do this by developing an understanding of the Bible and a practical expression of our school’s values. In the same way our village is one of the highest places in the Chilterns, we want to be a bright light on a hill, unhidden and showing the way.

The vision has been developed over a number of years and has been a collaborative process led by the Christian Ethos Governors Committee but involving discussions with pupils, staff, parents and members of the local community. The following visual has been created to help the youngest members of our school to understand and access our vision.

Please click here for the Terms of Reference of our Christian Ethos Committee.

Useful church school information:


Church of England Vision for Education

RE Statement of Entitlement

Valuing All God’s Children

Mental Health and Well-Being Guidance