Etchingham CE Primary School

Vision and Ethos 

Our vision for our Christian community at the Riverside Federation is that our pupils feel valued for who they are, reach their full potential through high quality, inspirational learning experiences and are ready for life in an ever-changing world. We aim to treat everyone in our community with compassion, friendship and tolerance, and instil high aspirations for all, underpinned by the teaching that we 'love our neighbour as ourselves.' (Mark 12:31)

Our aims :                 

At Etchingham we want all our pupils to:

  • be motivated and enthusiastic learners
  • have a sense of curiosity about the world around them
  • be risk takers and embrace challenge
  • be good citizens of our school and community
  • be aspirational for their future

SIAMS Inspection 2017

The school has a strong and distinctive child-centred Christian ethos and clear Christian values which impact deeply and positively on the school’s outstanding provision and excellent outcomes for the pupils.

The outstanding relationships within the school and pupils’ exemplary behaviour are clearly linked to Christian teaching.


Pupils delight in this caring village school. They uphold the school's values of friendship, tolerance and compassion in class and when at play. Playtimes are joyful.

Children in the early years receive a very strong start to their education in this school. Staff...create an inspiring curriculum that reflects the children's interests.