Our School Vision
Whitegate C of E Primary School’s Vision
With thankful hearts, we trust in God as we grow in his love which shines through us. We aim to live our faith and grow in wisdom.
But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. (James 3:17)
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and people. (Luke 2:52)
Whitegate C/E Primary School aims
To encourage children to develop their God-given potential.
To provide a living experience of the Christian faith and to show respect for other beliefs.
To follow the example of Jesus Christ where everyone is valued and encouraged to make a positive contribution to our rural community and beyond.
To develop self-awareness and understanding for the needs of others, both outside and in our school community.
To encourage the children to express themselves with growing confidence and resilience in all aspects of the curriculum.
To work in partnership with parents through a shared responsibility for the well-being and education of our children.
Trusting in God; growing in wisdom
In 1277, as a thanks giving for being saved from shipwreck, Edward I laid the foundation stone for what was to be the last and largest monastic church to be built by the Cistercian Order in England. The site, adjacent to the River Weaver, was named Vallis Regalis (Vale Royal), 'the finest Vale in England'. Built in the Domesday manor and vill of Conersley, the Abbey subsequently exerted considerable influence over the local area. At the gates of the Abbey, the monks established a church for the common people. The estate village, which developed nearby, became known as 'Whitegate', probably named after the whitegate which was situated at the entrance to the Abbey.