Head: Mrs Helen Pye | email: admin@sutton-on-the-forest.n-yorks.sch.uk | tel. 01347 810230
Sutton on the Forest School
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Sutton on the Forest Church of England Primary School’s aim is to provide each child with the opportunity to achieve his or her potential. We endeavour to do this by promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children. Working alongside parents and the community, we aim to prepare children for a happy and successful future.



This is a Church of England school in the Diocese of York.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and diocese.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian Belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significant of faith, and promotes Christian values through experiences it offers to all its pupils.

Our mission is embodied in the values that we treasure, these values and virtues find expression in the curriculum, ethos and life of the school community through:

  • spiritual development which fully recognises the religious dimension of education throughout the curriculum and in the daily act of collective worship:
  • moral development which builds character enabling each child to have the courage to do what is right;
  • cultural development which incorporates the Christian heritage of this country as well as the contribution made by other religions and cultures;
  • mental and physical development which releases each child’s full potential.

The spiritual, moral, social, cultural development of children in our school is an integral part of their daily lives – not merely an area to be explored or planned for in Religious Education or assembly. We aim to develop our children by enabling them to learn to value themselves, relationships, society and the environment.

Please see our Ethos and Values Page for more information.