Wargrave's Vision Unpicked

Truth: In the Bible, Jesus said

"I am the way, the truth and the life" (John 14:6)

It is important at Wargrave to therefore be truthful, in the image of Christ. 

Friendship: Jesus valued friendship in others; there are 140 references to friends and friendship in the Bible! 

Respect: the second greatest commandment teaches us about respect. It is woven into the Old Testament (Leviticus) and the New Testament (gospels):

"Love your neighbour as yourself" (Mark 12:30)

At Wargrave, we have adopted 'I am...' throughout the school as character-building for our pupils. 

In the Bible, when Jesus explained his character to others within the gospels, he used 7 different ways, all beginning with 'I am...'. 

We want children at Wargrave to grow, seeing the characteristics of Christ within themselves. 

We have also recognised that our children, as they grow, will need to think aspirationally in order to reach their full potential; therefore, as a universal language, we also use 'I am...' to harness their talents ("I am a historian" etc) and pursue their future selves.

Being a Christian involves following the example set by Jesus Christ. 

As a school, we have chosen to focus on and celebrate three strong Christian values; these were selected by our school community and represent our staff and families, with strong links to the Bible. 

Everyone within the Wargrave community is expected to model these values in the same way that the Bible tells us Jesus did.

In further exploring the 'I am...' statements of Jesus within the Bible, key messages about trusting God to be the guide are evident: 

"I am the light of the world" (John 8:12)

At Wargrave, we trust in the power of God to be ever-present and have faith that He will guide the way and give staff and pupils the strength to achieve their God-given potential. We believe as a school that together, we can flourish, with Jesus as our guiding light. 

Here at Wargrave, we believe it is our duty to not only support our children, families and staff but prepare them for the challenges of life by giving them the environment needed to develop courage and resilience. 

Our school is a sanctuary; we feel it is our duty to help children reach their full potential through embracing their families into a larger school community and developing spirituality through focus on ourselves, others, beauty and beyond.

Wargrave is a place where all individuals are treated as unique children of God, wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious (Psalm 139) and are guided and nurtured to achieve their full potential.


At Wargrave, we want young people and adults to "live life in all its fullness" (John 10:10).