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Vision and Values

Freeland CE Primary School

A school living out the values of Honesty, Forgiveness, Compassion and Love.
From small beginnings, come great things.
'Know your roots, Branch out, Fly High'

We are a community where every member, from the tiniest seed to the fullest tree, is nurtured and cared for.
Everyone can flourish and be ready to fly the nest and soar high.
We come together to grow, learn, love and be loved.


“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

Our aim is for the children of Freeland CE School to leave their primary education having the integrity, values and inspiration to enter the next step of their journey with confidence and embrace and influence the world that they live in.

We aim to do this by:

  • Living the Christian values of Honesty, Forgiveness, Compassion and Love
  • Empowering them with lifelong skills of how to learn using our 4Rs (reciprocity, reflectiveness, resourcefulness, resilience)
  • Having high expectations for all members of the community to achieve their full potential with the confidence to take risks
  • Providing children with core literacy and numeracy skills so that they can access the whole curriculum
  • Encouraging and planning for children to be critical thinkers and have inquisitive minds
  • Teaching a broad curriculum that will provide children with knowledge, understanding and skills which they can use on the next step of their learning journey
  •  Creating rich memorable experiences
  • Preparing children to keep themselves and others safe
  • Celebrating successes of individuals to motivate and inspire further achievements
  • Providing opportunities for children to express their individual creativity
  • Develop an understanding of the wider world and how to be respectful citizens
  • Children, staff, parents, governors and the community have a lifelong membership to the school



Our school vision drives everything we do at Freeland School. During Interfaith week in  November 2023, we planned events, collective worship and visits that would develop the children's understanding of the wider world beyond Freeland. We began the week with a collective worship to identify what Interfaith week is and why it is important. We then were lucky enough to welcome Katie Dickens from Oxford Diocese and a local Imam to discuss the similarities and differences in their faith and how this impacted their daily lives. 

To round the week off, we took a group of Y6 pupils to a multicultural school in Oxford city centre (New Hinksey Primary School) where we worked together to find out about each other's lives, faith and interests. We found out that whilst there are many differences in each of us there is more that is the same. The children took part in a quiz about different faiths and finished off by writing prayers for peace which were hung on a prayer tree. It was a very special event, where children at Freeland were able to develop their understanding of the importance of others' faith and share their own.

Reflection Area