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Purley Church Of England
Primary School

Let all that you do be done in love

1 Corinthians 16:14

School Vision and Values


Our school places its Christian values at its heart.  Our vision is to “learn to love, love to learn”, based on Paul’s teaching “Let all that you do be done in love” (to ensure all are nurtured as individuals to shine brightly with confidence to be the best version of themselves and to develop skills and responsibilities for life.) Our shared vision is what makes Purley C.E. School such a special place. It is rooted in Bible teaching, taken firstly from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.


Our mission at Purley CE Primary School is to ensure everyone is nurtured as individuals to shine brightly with the confidence to be the best version of themselves.

  1. Through our value of love, we inspire the children to love God, love themselves, love one another and love learning.
  2. Through our value of courage we guide our children to “accept the things they cannot change and have the courage to change the things they can” (Serenity Prayer)
  3. Through our value of wisdom we encourage our children to make the right choices in life.



Our values of love, courage and wisdom, have deep Christian roots.




God is love.

God loves everyone and with his help, we try to love each other.

The good Samaritan showed love when he helped someone who was hurt.

Jesus showed courage when he died on the cross. Jesus helps us to have courage to do the right thing when we ask Him.

His disciples showed courage when he followed Jesus when others wouldn’t.

The Bible says that God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness to those who please him. Wisdom protects you. Wisdom will enter your heart. The wise man used his wisdom to build his house on the rocks.

We can  live the value by:

  • looking out for each other
  • being good team members

We can live the value by:

  • standing up for others
  • standing up for what is right
  • showing resilience
  • be a risk taker - mistakes are alright!

We can live the value by:

  • making the right choices in the way we behave
  • eating the right food and exercising
  • taking responsibility for our own actions
  • reflecting on what we do.

Living the values makes you a “Purley Paragon”, a magnificent example of the Purley School Community.

Learning the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics is an essential part of the education of pupils at Purley School. Alongside these are the learning skills of:

  • collaboration where the value of love is exemplified
  • being resilient and a risk taker takes courage
  • researching and being reflective encourages pupils to demonstrate a level of wisdom.

Parents, pupils and staff create a warm and happy atmosphere in which the children are encouraged to be willing to accept responsibility for their behaviour and their work.