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Nightingale Academy

Minster C of E Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


Our School Vision and Christian Ethos

Our Vision Statement


Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


Minster is a nurturing and supportive school where all children, parents and staff are valued as individuals. Driven by our Minster Model for Learning, we provide high quality educational experiences that develop the whole child. Through our inclusive approach, we enable all children to succeed. Rooted in our Christian Foundations, our children leave us happy, contented and ‘Ready to Face the World’.

Matthew 13:31-32 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

The Mustard Seed


31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.  32It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”


We believe that this Bible narrative represents our school because it tells the story of our children; they come to us when they are very tiny, we nurture them and help them to develop and grow. They become more than they or we could ever imagine, and then, just as the mustard seed becomes a huge tree which influences and benefits the birds, they become forces for good in our society. Our school has strong ethical principles, where caring for all God’s children and the world God gave us is of utmost importance. Utilising the phrase ‘I CARE’ (Independence, Christianity, Aspiration, Resilience and Engagement), children are not only reminded of our Learning Values with Christianity at our core, but how important it is to care for ourselves, each other and the world. Just as the mustard tree must develop strong, deep roots, we encourage all the school community to embody our Christian Foundations of Creation, Justice, Love, Peace and Forgiveness.

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Trust Information

Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School