At St. Francis Xavier, our Christian values sit comfortably with British Values. In our day-to-day lives in school, the command to ‘love God’ and ‘’love neighbour’ are lived out in our striving to be the very best that we can, whilst always remembering and caring for others.
This simple but powerful ethos embraces:
Democracy - lived out through the democratic voting system we use for election to student council and the selection process for Head Boy and Head Girl.
Tolerance - education is key to tolerance. Educating students to understand and celebrate differences encourages tolerance.
Mutual Respect - as a small school we soon get to know one another and the mutual respect feeds through all aspects of our daily lives from collective worship to simple acts of kindness.
Individual Liberty - the freedom of free speech is an important part of our society and one we nurture in school.
The Rule of Law - the rules we have in school are designed to ensure that each person has guidance so that they can uphold the school ethos.
The joint faith nature of the school is a feature of which we are very proud, and is further evidence of the mutual respect in school. Our philosophy is that coming together in school helps us grow personally and develop a better understanding of British Values that we can take from school into our homes and the wider community.