St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy

Vision, Values and Collective Worship

“As Jesus is the light of the world, we shine to show His light and love.”


Who are we? What are we doing here? How then shall we live and learn together?

Our mission at St Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy, with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart, is to develop a community of joyful people with enquiring minds; to develop people with a spirit of curiosity, respect for themselves, others and the environment; to develop people who are honest, kind and hopeful agents of change, so that they will have the skills and resilience to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


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The Bible verse that sets our vision in its Christian context comes from:

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV):


14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


It is this flourishing in the love, light and grace of God that will enable our community to be wise, hopeful and live well together with dignity and respect in God’s world.


Within the love of God, at St Nicholas CE Primary Academy we serve our unique community by placing children at the heart of all that we do. Our Christian Collective Worship Themes work on a 2 Year Cycle of: (Year A) Family, Peace, Forgiveness, Justice, Love and Responsibility, (Year B) Creativity, Generosity, Courage, Hope, Perseverance & Wisdom, to encourage everybody within our community to ‘let their light shine’ and fulfil their unique potential.


Our Collective Worship Themes are underpinned by our distinctly Christian values of







The work of our school is an expression of the love & light of God in the community. Our aim is that these values are both implicit and explicit and shine throughout the life of the school and the communities in which our children live. By offering inclusive, invitational and inspiring daily acts of worship, it is our core belief that this enables the community to shine at its brightest because we know we are following the commandment from Jesus to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ (Mark 12:31). 

Hillsong Kids - Let Your Light Shine

This song called, "Let your light shine woah!" totally captures our school vision - have a listen!