School Ethos

Barrowford St Thomas' CE Primary school is a church school with a strong Christian ethos.



Our Mission statement was agreed with governors, parents, staff and children.

Our mission is to be a school where everyone grows in God's Love and achieves their full potential.



At St Thomas' Church of England Primary school, we place great importance on our chosen Christian values as they form an integral part of our school ethos.

The values were chosen through collaboration of staff, governors and children and we feel that they are evident throughout our lovely school.

To encourage a continued focus on these values, our deputy headteacher leads a weekly worship exploring a different value each half term.

In addition, during each Friday Good News Worship we celebrate a child from each year group who has demonstrated an aspect of our chosen value that week. Our fabulous hall display ensures we are mindful of our values at all times.


At St Thomas' Church of England Primary school, we follow five important rules in all classes.


  • Sit sensibly, hands up
  • Listen and look
  • Try your best in all you do
  • Show respect to everyone
  • Follow instructions



Barrowford St Thomas CE Primary School Goals

  1. Pupils get a positive experience and understanding of Christianity, developing internal, emotional and spiritual resilience.
  2. Pupils feel accepted, loved, valued, respected and secure and understand boundaries
  3. Pupils develop skills and enthusiasm for on-going learning through a wide range and depth of educational experiences.