‘ The greatest oak was once a little acorn that held its ground ’

Values & Vision

About Us

William Gilpin Church of England School has a long history of service to the community. The school was originally founded by the Reverend William Gilpin in 1791 'For the Education of the Sons and Daughters of the Day Labourers of the Parish'. By 1870 the original building on the corner of School Lane was too small for the needs of the village and the present building was opened in 1875.

Christian Values

Worship underpins the values of our school and nourished by it we uphold our Christian ethos in all we do.

Our values compass Courage, Compassion and Community through a love of Christ.




British Values

As a school we think it is very important to discuss and promote the values we hold as a society. We discuss these British values with children as part of our whole school worships and throughout the school in general. These values are summarised as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and for those without faith.