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Bridgerule Church of England Primary School

Every child matters to God and we all matter to each other.


Values and Ethos

Ethos Statement
Bridgerule Church of England VC Primary School is a Church of England school in the Diocese of Exeter.


Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the church in the parish and the diocese.


The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience they offer all their pupils.


Bridgerule is a Church of England school in the Diocese of Exeter and our school aims are:
  • Pupils at Bridgerule Church of England School will be offered a broad and balanced education in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Pupil’s self confidence, esteem and independence will be nurtured through a supportive teaching and learning environment that enables each child to achieve their personal potential.
  • Pupils will be encouraged to foster an attitude of mutual respect, care and understanding within their school environment.
  • Pupils will be offered opportunities to develop their spiritual awareness, an appreciation of our Christian faith, and an insight into other religions and cultures.
The Family School
As a small Church of England school, long established in the area, we feel that the theme of the family school is very appropriate to Bridgerule.  Anyone observing the pupils at work or play would be immediately struck by the caring and pastoral role that older children provide for the youngerones, and how we all care for each other.
All staff that work at the school encourage the family school ethos and this is why we consider ourselves one big family who work and develop together.  We hold values of partnership and caring and sharing very highly.  The school has a close relationship with local church community and the Parish Priest. We believe firmly that a school atmosphere of close trust, support and care enables all pupils to develop positively and successfully, and above all, leave with a set of worthwhile values that they may pass on to others in the future. Our school values have been selected by the children who have decided that trust, achievement, friendship, co-operation and respect are those values by which we should live our daily lives. 



Class 3 enjoyed a visit to the GSUS multi-activity trailer visiting Holsworthy Community College recently.



Pupils enjoyed creating their own Stained Glass windows



Johnathan Schnarr, Youth Chaplain and part of the Connect Team shared an assembly with staff and pupils.
Johnathan explained that his priority is to build relationships which enable students to feel comfortable about talking to him with any concerns.


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