Totternhoe Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts

Christian Ethos

Our Christian Character

Our Christian Faith and its Values are the foundation of all that we do at Totternhoe CE Academy. Our Christian Vision, Ethos and Aims are firmly embedded in our practices, the children’s behaviour towards each other and their learning and the way in which our communities interact with each other.

We are proud to have an exceptionally distinctive Christian Character for our families and children. Our understanding of biblical teaching gives a full and rich education for our children.

We warmly welcome children, families and staff of all faiths and none. Our atmosphere of inclusivity, purpose, love and forgiveness is commented on by our staff, children, parents and visitors to our school. We celebrate our cultural diversity! This is because of the strength of our Christian Character; the golden thread that runs through the heart of our school.

Our Vision


An excellent, nurturing education, valuing and respecting all. Everyone enjoying and exploring life in all its abundance, sharing our unique gifts, whilst growing together in love and understanding of the Christian faith.

'Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.' 1 Peter 4:10a

'With God's love, we seek adventure  with our minds and find a home for our hearts.'

Our school vision and Christian values underpin all that we do at Totternhoe. All members of the school community played an active part in the rewriting of our school vision. Reverend Kaushal, staff, children and parents considered the aims and context of Totternhoe, guided by the school's ongoing journey.

​ Our vision has played a key part in the development of our curriculum review and identifies the following aspects that form some of the key elements of our new curriculum.