St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF
01235 833342

Our Values, Vision and Behaviour Principles

which are based on the two great Dominical Commandments


The Catholic faith is central in all aspects of school life. At St. Amand's we aim to provide a high standard of academic achievement in an environment which upholds strong moral, Christian and British values.


We aim to:


  • develop the children’s love of God the Creator and experience awe and wonder at His wonderful world

  • develop children’s self-respect,  self-confidence and self-discipline

  • help children to learn that mutual respect, understanding and tolerance of those with different cultures, faiths and beliefs are essential qualities

  • show children the value of working together, the importance of democracy and rule of law at school and in their community in the wider world.

  • provide an affirming environment in which children can think for themselves and begin to make wise choices

  • create a safe environment, in which children are supported to take responsibility for their own safety and well-being and that of others, particularly internet safety.

  • build resilience, reflectiveness and resourcefulness of each child, developing a positive attitude to learning

  • equip children to live out Gospel values as a witness to their faith

  • light children’s hearts and minds to inspire them to be the best they can be, using their God-given talents.

The Mission Statement

We work together, play together, pray together

and always do our best.

We show enthusiasm for our learning.

We love one another as Jesus loves us.

We look after his world and everything in it.

We listen to God and praise Him together.

A letter from Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC

De La Salle Christian Brother


Children's Mission Statement homework was to tell their parents what our Mission Statement means to them and then to illustrate it in word, song, music, craft, art or IT. Children were creative and impressed me with their brilliant work. Across the age ranges children demonstrated a good understanding of how CST links to our Mission Statement. 


A sample of the children's lovely work about our Mission Statement. There is a wonderful display in school.

"A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints".

Pope Benedict XVI from his address to young people at the Big Assembly: 17 September 2010