Christian Distinctiveness

Curious, Hopeful, Thriving

At St Wulfram’s National Church of England Primary School, we honour our traditions, looking to the future with curiosity, hope and aspiration.

Our inclusive community supports each person to thrive academically, personally and spiritually.

Inspired by the life of St Wulfram, we travel together, taking time to value ourselves, others and our learning.

Like St Wulfram, our school community is inspired by the Rule of St Benedict, which we use to underpin the work we do.

At the heart of our work to realise our vision is St Benedict’s call to “Show first in deeds all that is good and holy.”

We strive to ensure that each person can thrive by providing a curriculum that inspires curiosity and develops our pupils academically, personally and spiritually. We build trust in each other so that each person can fulfil their gifts.

In this, we reflect on St Benedict’s prayer for wisdom, intelligence, diligence and patience:

“Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”

We value the time we have together, seeking to be a place of welcome for everyone and a space for all to thrive. We take time to honour ourselves, others and our learning, recognising the importance of acknowledging the ‘ows’, the ‘wows’, and the ‘nows’ “Let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace”.

As we journey together, we know that we need to live well together, offering thanks for our successes and holding up those who sometimes fall short. In seeking to do this, we are inspired by St Benedict’s Rule, which exhorts each person to “be careful to be gentle, lest in removing the rust, you break the whole instrument”.

We strive to show forgiveness, offer hope and build resilience when things go wrong. We seek to ensure each member of our community feels aspirational and hopeful for the future, recognising that we need to act with compassion, responsibility and wisdom “to whom more is entrusted, from them more is exacted” so that all can live in friendship, justice and peace.