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Bainbridge and West Burton Schools are proud to be Church of England Primary schools. Our distinctive Christian ethos underpins the life of the schools and is the basis of our excellent relationships with our parents, local communities, and churches. We are proud to have ‘outstanding’ inspection outcomes at both schools (click here to see the Bainbridge report and here to see the West Burton report). 

We are also respectful of the non-religious status of Askrigg school and are proud of the ways in which we have been able to bring these two cultures harmoniously together.  

We are currently in the process of consulting on our new distinctive Christian vision and the proposal is as follows:

Luke 10v25-37 (NEB): Rooted in the message of the Good Samaritan, we provide an aspirational education for all. We flourish academically, spiritually, and socially: enriching our communities.

Matthew 22v 37-39 (NEB): Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Love your neighbour as yourself.

Our working party proposes to centre our vision on the parable of the Good Samaritan. We discussed ways in which we felt this fits very well with our RESPECT code, as well as the strong community focus that is at the heart of being a federation.