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Vision and Values

'Rooted in God’s love, everyone growing together to be the best that we can be'

Ephesians chapter 3 verse 17

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge— that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

In the heart of our school's identity is a vision that echoes the profound sentiments found in Ephesians 3:14-19. As a school family, we draw inspiration from this biblical passage that underscores the significance of being rooted in God's love and growing together for collective and individual betterment.

The opening of the verse, "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name," resonates with our understanding that our school family is an extension of a greater spiritual family, finding its identity in the divine connection with God. Our vision acknowledges and embraces this spiritual heritage, recognising that we derive our strength and purpose from a higher source.

The verse continues by expressing a prayer for inner strength and power through the Spirit, emphasising the dwelling of Christ in our hearts through faith. Similarly, our vision statement articulates the desire for everyone in our school community to be rooted and established in the love of God. We aspire for each individual to draw strength from the spiritual foundation, fostering an environment where faith is not just a concept but a lived experience that transforms our hearts.

The parallel between the verse's plea for understanding the vastness of Christ's love and our vision's call to "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" is unmistakable. Both convey the aspiration for a profound comprehension of the boundless love that guides our actions and interactions within the school. This understanding, beyond mere knowledge, is seen as transformative, leading to personal and collective fulfilment.

In essence, our school vision draws inspiration from Ephesians 3:14-19, weaving the threads of spiritual strength, love, and collective growth into the fabric of our educational community. Just as the verse envisions being filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, our vision propels us towards a collective journey where everyone grows together, rooted in God's love, striving to be the best that we can be.


School Values


At our school, 'The Barrow Way' exemplifies our commitment to Christian values, fostering an environment where love, respect, kindness, forgiveness, peace, trust, and honesty are woven into the fabric of daily life. These principles guide our interactions, creating a community where students and staff embody the essence of these virtues. From classrooms to corridors, 'The Barrow Way' is evident in our shared vision, promoting inclusivity, understanding, and compassion. Through intentional acts of kindness, genuine respect for one another, and a commitment to forgiveness and honesty, we cultivate an atmosphere that not only embraces Christian values but transforms them into lived experiences, shaping the character of our school family.