Core Christian Values

We have close links with the Church of England, the Diocese of Durham and St. Michael and All Angels Church. Reverend Michael Peers visits school on a weekly basis to deliver Collective Worship. At Esh Church of England Primary School, adults and children are all encouraged to model Christian Values and give time to reflective practices.

We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guiding them in personal development as effective learners and good citizens.

Our core values are

  • Generosity
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Forgiveness
  • Trust
  • Courage
  • Friendship
  • Thankfulness
  • Truthfulness
  • Service
  • Respect
  • Perseverance

Though every Christian Value is covered over a half term in Collective Worship, we also focus in depth on a specific Christian Value each half term. We ask children and staff to demonstrate and discuss when they have shown each value in their school and home lives. These values underpin all of our work at school and in our daily lives

Dates for any Church services where parents are invited will be on the school newsletter.

For further information please visit the Christian Values for Schools website at

Archbishop of York Youth Trust KS1 Young Leaders Award

Last academic year (2019-2020) the children in Y1 completed four units entitled Kindness, Action, Perseverance and Teamwork set by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. These are some of attributes or characteristics they needed to show to be a leader. They had different activities to complete and found out about famous leaders both in the world and in the Bible. Y1 children even completed things during lockdown. The award for KS2 and above has been running for a few years now but the KS1 award is new. We are one of the first schools to have achieved this which is brilliant news. Well done to Mrs Wilson and last years Y1 who all received certificates which we posted to their homes. To read about it from the ABOYYT website please click on the link below. The current Y1 children have already embarked on their Young Leaders journey.