Key Aims and Principles

St. Mary's Cockerton School is distinguished by its Christian foundation and the principles that flow from this. The school is committed to developing the full potential of its pupils as individuals – spiritually, emotionally and academically. We exert no pressure to believe, yet Christian values are built into our ethos and teaching whilst respecting other world faiths. Spiritual development forms an integral part of school life and collective worship is an essential part of the school day. We strive to forge strong links between school, home and the local community. We aim to display a high quality of care and understanding to the school community.

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop the religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing 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 it offers all its pupils.


The vision for the school is that it will be a shining beacon, providing an outstanding education that stretches the mind, strengthens the body, enriches the imagination, nourishes the spirit, encourages the will to do good and opens the heart to others.