St George the Martyr CE

Primary School

‘Go shine in the world and live as Jesus did with compassion, honesty and integrity.’

Visions and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. In order for us to think about and understand how Jesus lived his life, we underpin our teaching and learning with the stories and parables from the Bible. We also provide an environment which fully prepares the children to be confident, compassionate, honest and happy human beings so that they can...


'Go, Shine in the World and live as Jesus lived with Compassion, Honesty and Integrity' 

Philippians 2: 12 - 16


Our Christian Values of Determination, Respect, Friendship, Inspiration, Excellence and Community are used to underpin everything we do at school and they help to drive the messages, lessons and collective worships we have each half term. 


St George the Martyr is a voluntary aided school with deep Christian roots. The origin of the school lies with the church of St George the Martyr, Queen’s Square. This was built as a proprietary chapel in 1705 – 1706 by a group including Sir Streynsham Master and Robert Nelson.


In 1710, the Charity School of St George the Martyr came into being on two floors of the Church’s Vestry House in Cosmo Place. The school was moved to its present site in 1976 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2006.


As a Church school, we enjoy close links with St George’s Church, and Christian values of Determination, Friendship, Inspiration, Community, Excellence and Respect underpin all that we do in the school. A member of the clergy takes assembly once a week and the children take part in services at St George’s Church at Christian festivals throughout the year.


St George the Martyr CE Primary School aims to provide a caring, stable, stimulating environment where all children can develop to their full and individual potential. Staff are committed to ensuring that the children’s time at school is happy, productive and successful. We aim to raise achievement in all aspects of the curriculum; developing self-confidence, motivation, self-reliance and co-operation.


St George the Martyr CE Primary School is committed to equality of opportunity and serves the local community by welcoming children from all backgrounds and faiths. Whilst our ethos is positively Christian, we value and respect the diversity of our community and aim to set all children on life’s path through compassion, thoughtfulness and understanding to one another and respect for one another’s differences.


This can be summed up perfectly by our whole school vision.

Our vision is for the children to:


‘Go, Shine in the World and live as Jesus lived with Compassion, Honesty and Integrity’ 

Philippians 2: 12 - 16


Our school prayer encapsulates perfectly how we all work together to achieve our vision. 


Bless this school.

May we all live happily together

and may our school be full of joy.

May each one of us learn and achieve together.

May love and respect dwell here among us everyday.

Love of learning,

Love of one another,

Love of life itself

and love of God.

Let us remember

that many hands build a house

so every student can make St. George the Martyr CE Primary School a better place