School Ethos Statement

At Selby Abbey School we do the best we can to achieve our full potential and respect each other as one family of God.

Recognising its historic foundation, Selby Abbey School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Parish of Selby Abbey and the Diocese of York.

Our school aims to serve our local community, including those of all faiths or no faith, 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 experiences it offers to all pupils.

School aims for all learners ~ Believe and Achieve

We are committed to developing successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens within a caring and happy environment.

We aim to achieve this through our core drivers:

Aims and Ethos

Selby Abbey School values:

Together we have chosen Friendship, Community, Reverence, Compassion, Justice and Truth as our six core values and we make links between these core values and other closely related Christian values including Courage, Creation, Endurance, Forgiveness, Hope, Peace, Service, Thankfulness, Trust, and Humility, all of which are underpinned by our ethos of love, care and individual well-being.

To help prepare children to participate fully in and contribute to life in modern Britain, we also actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, equality of opportunity for all, individual liberty and respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.

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