Welcome to our website. We are always adding information to this site and hope that you find all the information you require about the school. You are more than welcome to contact or visit us should you wish to learn more of our work with the children of Broadgate.
St. Stephen's is a happy and vibrant school. Our rich diversity of language and culture give pupils a true experience of modern Britain and allows children to form friendships with peers of a different culture or faith background to their own. It is often noted by visitors just how friendly our staff and pupils are with one another and our values are exemplified in all that we do.
Our key values are written into the statement, "Aspire to Greatness". Whilst we are a distinctively Christian school, we recognise that we share values across other faiths and wish to celebrate the values which unite us. We want all of our school community to feel that it is possible to be better than we ever thought we could be through:
Achieving Highly - we all need to try to do our best
Self-belief - a sure key to success and we should tell ourselves often how brilliant we are!
Perseverance - the attribute which accepts failure but determines to learn from it and try again
Including everyone equally and celebrating difference - we all need to feel we belong!
Respecting oneself, others and school itself, we are taught by Jesus to "love one another"
Enjoying learning - we can all contribute to make learning fun!
Our key verse, "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10) reminds us that we are all called to love and respect others. This key value is present in the faiths represented within our school and our faith community works harmoniously to teach this value to children and adults alike.
The word "Aspire" appears around school and each week, a child from each class is selected to be robed in a specially created tabard which gleams with the words, "I aspire to greatness". Children are selected for their clear demonstration of the school's values - values which are shared amongst the different faiths and traditions here at school.
We have worked hard on our curriculum so that children are able to work purposefully and meaningfully on core skills (from the National Curriculum) and where we can make good use of our local surroundings as well as further afield. We have a unique "environmental area" on site which enables us to explore the beauty of the wildlife that can live here and enjoy an open and natural space. We thank members of our community who volunteer to keep the environmental area a pleasant space for our children to learn and explore nature.
Pupils make very good progress across the school. We are rightly proud of the contribution staff and our community make to the lives of St. Stephen's pupils and wish to continue to develop our school so that we will always, "Aspire to Greatness"!
Come and visit us if you would like to find out more - you would be most welcome!