We are a Church school
Our Burntstump Vision:
In our Burntstump community, everyone, adults and children, knows that they are valued as God’s children. Their gifts are discovered, valued and nurtured so that all can flourish to live life in all its fullness.
Our Christian Distinctiveness
We are confident and proud to belong to a Christian school. Our distinctive Christian vision underpins our aspiration to provide the highest educational standards possible to realise the potential of all our children. The school has a clear Christian vision, which is rooted in our mission statement and stems from the barriers we feel some of our children face. Our values, alongside our mission statement were decided upon soon after our academisation after joint work by the pupils, staff, parents, Diocese and governors.
Inspire and Aspire
We aim to inspire and aspire within our inclusive Christian Community.
Our Core Values:
We nurture self-esteem and well-being so that all can achieve their potential.
‘I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.’ John 10:10
We are inspired by hope to overcome barriers and to try our best in all we do.
‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous.’ Joshua 10:25
We show concern for the suffering or misfortune of others and strive to help them.
‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12
We recognise and respect difference.
‘As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ John 13:34
We aspire to be a generous, caring and safe community.
‘Love your neighbour as yourself ’ Matthew 7:12
We encourage everyone to have the strength of character to choose honesty and truth at all times and be accountable for our actions.
‘We are taking pains to do what is right not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of man.’ 2 Corin 8:21
St Paul's Church and Vicar Sally
School has very strong links with St Paul’s Church, Daybrook. Reverend Sally Baylis leads whole school worship fortnightly whilst she also plays an active role in the daily life of the school as a member of the Governing Body, attending school events, trips and residential visits etc. Children and families are also encouraged to be involved in the church. The school often advertises family services or special church events in the school newsletter and holds services for the whole school at the church despite it being a bus ride away. Foundation Governors, Carol Kay (also Chair of Governing Body) and Sue Ellis (vice-chair) are fully involved in life of school and can testify to the high quality of Worship times & RE lessons.