‘A caring environment, where individuals matter’
St Andrew’s and Rushmoor Schools formed an alliance in September 2013. This means that a joint Governing Body oversees the leadership and management of both schools, with one Principal. The aim is to formally merge the two schools into one educational establishment and relocate from the existing premises to our purpose built site, which will cover 40 acres of a semi-rural setting and will provide opportunities for a Forest School and other outdoor educational facilities (construction is due to commence late Spring 2020).
We seek to create a sense of CARING, belonging and pride in our school We aim to provide the ENVIRONMENT for all pupils and staff to achieve their full potential. We strive to ENCOURAGE individuals in all areas of school life and will achieve this through involving all stakeholders
The School runs along Christian principles. We try to ensure that an understanding and appreciation of how these principles apply to life in the modern world. We strongly uphold the Christian principles in as far as they refer to the way in which we behave towards each other. This does not put us at odds with other religions represented in the School, as the basic principles and the morality expressed by all the major religions, be they Western or Eastern, are similar.
We take every opportunity to discuss the similarities of the various religions of the world. In a world in which religious division is becoming increasingly apparent with the emergence revival of fundamentalist approaches, the more we can do to increase understanding, interest and tolerance of differeing religious viewpoints, the better we will serve our children.
In practice, it means that we should be doing all that we can to teach our children honesty, integrity compassion and a true respect for all around them. This should be a way of life, including behaviour, manners, disciple and self-discipline which should be expected from all in our community at all times.