School Ethos

Great Torrington Bluecoat C of E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School which believes that “at the heart of the education process lies the child” (Plowden).

As a Church of England School a Christian ethos influences all of our activities and experiences. Through this we seek to promote the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ which are, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. All members of the Bluecoat community are appreciated and valued and emphasis is placed on recognising the contribution of each individual to the school as a whole.  We are a spiritually vibrant and inclusive school, actively welcoming pupils and families from all religions and denominations and empowering them to excel.

We aim to provide a secure, caring and happy environment, which supports families and children from two to eleven years, and sets a firm foundation for future learning. We strive to provide the highest possible quality teaching and learning which focuses on equipping children with the confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed choices about the issues they face in every area of their lives.  We create a learning environment in which they can safely challenge their limitations and explore the opportunities the world has to offer.  We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help adults and children lead happy and rewarding lives.


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