School vision

I lift up my eyes to the hills.

From where does my help come?

My help comes from the LORD,

who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121


At Selside Endowed CE VA School we lift our eyes to the hills. This psalm was sung by travellers to provide comfort and encouragement to face the challenges of long journeys. We use the local beauty of nature, heaven and earth, and the changing seasons, to inspire our whole community on their learning journeys. We also encourage our pupils to look beyond the hills, to be outward facing and develop as citizens of a diverse regional, national and world-wide community.

Discover joy – We want everyone in our community to live happy, healthy, balanced lives; developing physical and mental well-being, a sense of awe and wonder, and an awareness of the importance of the spiritual aspects of life.

 Grow and achieve – We provide a nurturing environment in which every child is valued as unique and wonderfully made; able to flourish (academically and spiritually); grow talents, foster a life-long love of learning and find the resilience to face and overcome life’s challenges with help that comes from the Lord.

 Thrive and inspire – We want everyone to leave our school with our Christian values deeply rooted, to enable them to become, confident, responsible and caring people that will contribute to their community, to challenge injustice and know they can make a difference in our world.

All members of Selside School become part of our school family. The children are at the heart of everything that we do. We discover, grow and thrive together.