The Holywell Vision.
LIVE LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS (John 10:10)
At Holywell, our vision is:
to be an outstanding Christian learning community
where everyone is valued as a unique individual
and where everyone feels safe.
We will aim to be the best we can possibly be,
to treat others as we wish to be treated
and to make a positive difference to our community and beyond.
We strive to be peaceful problem-solvers with open minds and hearts,
living God’s love
and being kind.
Welcome to Holywell School.
A Church of England School
providing a values-based education
Holywell School is a caring, distinctively Christian, community-focussed Church of England School. Holywell is a 9-13 Middle School with 610 students in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. We aim to continue the historic tradition of Church of England Schools by providing a Christian Values-inspired education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. As a school, we are a loving, supportive community with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion, we are welcoming of all faiths (and people of no faith), we are proud to belong and we value each individual. We look after each other, believe in second chances and aim to be the best we can be so we can serve and support the common good.
Christian Ethos & Values.
The Christian-inspired, Values-led approach and ethos drives the work of the school in its mission to provide education for the young people of the parish. The explicit focus on being inspired by Christian values results in polite, confident young people whose enthusiasm for learning is only equalled by their care and consideration for each other. The values are modelled by all leaders and permeate the whole school. Values also underpin our curriculum model and this is a strength of the school - as commented on in our most recent Ofsted inspection: "You are rightly proud of the impact of your school’s values-driven philosophy. Your values, including tolerance, forgiveness and kindness, are displayed prominently around the school site and they permeate the school’s ethos through assemblies, charity work and roles such as values ambassador. Pupils speak very proudly of the impact of these values on both themselves and the school. They say that the school’s values make them think and act more thoughtfully and positively as well as making the school a better place." (Ofsted, March 2018)
Our School Prayer
Thank you for our school.
Fill our classrooms with learning and love,
Fill our hearts with kindness and care.
Help us to find peace when we are angry,
Compassion to forgive when we are wronged
And courage to try again when we fail.
Guide us in our darkest moments
And lead us towards your Light.