‘ 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 ForgivenessKindness and Belief through a love of Christ.


Forgiveness enables and challenges us to:

  • Try new things, take risks
  • Acknowledge and learn from mistakes
  • Earn trust and respect
  • Practise the qualities of empathy
  • Provide others and ourselves with a fresh start.

Kindness enables and challenges us to:

  • Be charitable and understanding in our attitude towards others
  • Treat each other with a generous spirit
  • Have a compassionate love for others.

Belief enables and challenges us to:

  • Follow the Christian faith
  • Believe in our self-worth
  • Have trust and confidence in our school community.

Learning Behaviours

At William Gilpin we promote positive learning behaviours through our four learning Ninjas.




Nori is highly resilient.

He always perseveres and sticks at tasks.

He can manage distractions and makes the right choices when learning. He really likes challenging tasks!

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Ohsumi is super at managing her learning.

She knows when to work by herself or when it is better to work with others.

She works very well when in a team!

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Twinja are the most reflective of the Ninjas.

They think about their learning and are always asking questions. 

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Creative Ninja is able to make links in her learning.

She tackles challenges with the right resources and makes the most of new information.

She finds patterns and imagines ‘What if?’


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.