The Trust Deed states that Ampfield CofE Primary School was founded in 1895 after moving from the original school house further along Knapp Lane which had become unsuitable for continued use.
The school that eventually became John Keble CofE Primary School was founded in 1839 in the village of Hursley. The current school was built in 1927 with extensions in more recent times.
The Terms of Union with the National Society sets out how we aim to serve our community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and we promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all of our pupils. The governing body offers a school life that incorporates the values of the Christian faith.
We have chosen four key Christian Values to be the foundation of the work we do with all stakeholders in our federation. These are:
LOVE - We demonstrate every day how we care for and look after the children and staff who learn and work at our school. We do this because it matters that everyone is valued and recognised.
FORGIVENESS - Learning is about making mistakes and we make many in our lives! Nobody is perfect. We help children make the right decisions about their behaviour and, when things go wrong, we show forgiveness and help them to improve and not make the same mistake again.
TRUST - Through the love and forgiveness we show, strong relationships are able to build and a sense of mutual trust and respect. People should feel secure that we will be there though the good and bad and that they can rely on us.
HOPE - Even in the toughest of times, there is always a glimmer of light in the distance. We can encourage and promote optimism in every aspect of our work and know that God will help us see the best in people and help them to achieve. Without hope we cannot show love to each other.
We have explored these values which underpin the distinctively Christian character of our schools. You can read the notes we made by reading the summary document. To help us further our understanding of how our Christian Values are supported by the Bible and from examples of other people's lives, we made a list for each Value. You can look at the notes we made here.