Our Vision, Values and Mission Statement
Our values are the most important feature of our school. We endeavour for all of our children to leave St Ethelbert’s as thoughtful young people, ready to enjoy the next stage of their education with a font of knowledge, and as individuals that will respect everyone around them, and celebrate their differences.
We reflect to become a better person and think about other people in our common home
We never stop learning and we love learning together
Everyone is welcome in the St Ethelbert’s family
A painting depicting the story of St Ethelbert was commissioned by Mr Marshall to go in the reception area at school.
The painting shows Augustine and the Monks, sent by Pope Gregory, coming over from France to covert the pagans. Ethelbert was a warrior King, married to Bertha, a French princess from Paris. Once Ethelbert converted many came forward to be baptised, we believe in the River Stour. Ethelbert, King of Kent lived in Canterbury and he granted Augustine and the monks land to build the first church, which was St Augustine’s church, Canterbury, now in ruins.
The painting was completed by Kay Cox, a local artist and is proudly displayed outside the school office.