Ethos, Values and Aims of the Spires Federation

Our Core Values:

Our core values are Friendship, Respect and Honesty. These are the core values in all three schools. These values permeate everything that we do. The pupils are clear about what they mean and they are regularly discussed in assemblies and in lessons.

Our Mission:

The Spires Federation family of small schools is committed to excellence. We hope to inspire all of our pupils to enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential.

Our Aims:

  • We will provide our pupils with a solid foundation of essential knowledge and skills.


  • We will develop our pupils' social, spiritual, moral and cultural values to help them fulfil their potential.


  • We will provide the widest possible range of experiences for all of our pupils.


  • We will nurture and develop the strong relationships between the schools and their wider communities.


  • At Digby and Dunston, as Church of England schools, we believe that every pupil is unique in the sight of God.  We aim to provide a Christian environment for every pupil, including opportunities to worship together and with our local communities.