Christian Ethos


We provide a safe, warm, engaging and challenging learning environment in which we ensure that all students are supported to become the best version of themselves they can be.

‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10

We are proud of our status and heritage as a Church school within the Diocese of Salisbury. We embrace the Church of England’s vision for education in which that offers a vision of human flourishing for all through four basic elements of wisdom, hope, community and dignity. As part of our work involved in co locating St Edmund’s with Wyvern College we are currently working with parents, staff, students, governors and Diocese advisors to renew our Christian vision and values as a learning campus of two schools flourishing and growing as one community.

In our friendly and supportive community, our students benefit from excellent teaching, a broad curriculum and an education based firmly on the Christian values of love and forgiveness. We aim to develop our students’ ability to think independently, solve problems, communicate and live happy and fulfilling lives.

We believe that the learning that takes place outside the classroom is as valuable as what happens during lesson times. With this in mind we offer an extensive enrichment programme, encouraging every student to take the opportunity to discover their own talents and passions through the arts, sport and many other activities.

Our students leave us at 16 to study at a range of local sixth forms and colleges and many move on to university. We are always mindful of the fact that we are educating young people who will shape the 21st century; visitors to the school frequently comment on our friendly, confident and articulate students.

Please visit our vision and values page.


Worship is an important part of school life, which closely reflects our vision and ethos. It is delivered through weekly themes that tackle topical issues relevant to us all, as well as following the Christian calendar. During Collective Worship we share a variety of experiences through words, music and prayer.

Special services are held in our local churches to celebrate the major festivals across the Christian calendar. We also provide additional worship on a weekly basis for those that choose to attend, run with the support of local Christian youth groups and our Lay Chaplain, Dave Luft from The Bridge.

As a Church of England school we seek to develop religious beliefs in an inclusive, Christian manner.

Click here for our 2019 -20 Worship themes