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St Thomas' Church of England
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Our Christian Vision and Values

Our mission statement - Jesus said, “Come live your life the way God wants you to” - motivates us to look to Jesus and how he lived his life. Jesus inspires us to strive for excellence in all that we do and to create courageous advocates who build up community and challenge injustice.


We have identified six core values: compassion, thankfulness, respect, responsibility, peace and forgiveness. Encompassing all of these is the value of koinonia. These values are based on the teachings of Jesus in the Bible.  Each half term the whole school will focus on one particular value to explore at a deeper level. We have also adopted a lighthouse as an emblem, each colour on our lighthouse representing a different value.

We believe that every child should achieve their full potential as a child of God and be enabled to flourish.


As a school we aim to achieve the vison set out by the Church of England (2016) through:


Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.


Church School Links

Jesus said, "Come, follow me and live your lives the way that God wants you to". 

As part of this aspiration we have strong and deeply rooted links with St Thomas’ Church. As a church and school we aspire to work together as one worshipping, learning community bound together by our faith. Together we aim to live out the core values of compassion, thankfulness and friendship and for both church and school to be spaces where generations can inspire and learn from each other. 


Jesus spent his time with all kinds of people, young and old, rich and poor.  He spent quality time with them, he listened carefully and with empathy, and in doing so encouraged each of them to become the unique individual God called them to be. This is what we hope to model for both adults and children as we go about our daily lives.


A message from Rev Dr Susan Salt, Rector of St Thomas’ Church:


St Thomas’ School is at the heart of our community and is a vital part of who we are as a church.  The close links and excellent relationships between church and school enable all generations to flourish.  I am constantly inspired and challenged by the amazing children, young people and staff who are part of St Thomas’ School and all they bring to the church and wider community.


We hope and pray that you want to be part of this community.


Church School Award 2

We were the first school in the Liverpool Diocese to achieve "Church-School Award Two." This was presented to us in November 2012 by the Bishop of Warrington, Rt Rev'd Richard Blackburn. It was awarded for our "Outstanding" church- school links with St Thomas' Church and our community in Lydiate.


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Contact Us

Kenyons Lane, Lydiate
Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 0BP

Telephone: 0151 531 9955