Our School Vision

'Learning to love, learning to live together'

As a Church school, our vision of ‘Learning to love, learning to live together’ is the foundation of all we do. Our vision was created some years ago, created by a working party of staff, governors and parents. We have revisited our vision as a school community post Covid to ensure that it still supports our goal of enabling all in our school community to flourish.

It was important to all stake holders that our vision reflected the sense of Meavy being a family. We have staff who themselves were children at the school and former pupils who are now parents, returning with their own children. 

Growing and learning together as a family so that each individual is enabled to flourish, ready to take on the next stage in their life’s journey and take their place in the world.  

Our vision is rooted in the context of the story of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 and how it was used to illustrate a part of an answer Jesus gave.  

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”  

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.”  

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”  

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”  

Jesus goes on to share the story of the Good Samaritan, a story we use with the children to illustrate who we should see as our neighbour and how important it is that we take care of each other and the wider world. As Jesus taught us to 'go and do likewise' we talk to the children about ‘lending a hand’ Lifting each up when we need it most. 

Exploring who the neighbour may be in the story of the Good Samaritan has been helpful in terms of the school’s commitment to broadening children’s encounters with diversity through the curriculum and wider opportunities.  Your neighbour may be some one you have never even met.  

In today’s world where the news can be upsetting and challenging for children to understand, our vision has also supported conversations around whenever they hear of something bad going on in the world to look for the helpers, to look for the Good Samaritans and to have hope that there are good people doing good things.  

Our Place in St Christopher’s Trust 

At Meavy we aim to nurture and support our children to love learning and understand the value of reaching their full potential. We want the adults in our community to feel valued and to equally flourish and fulfil their own potential. This work is strongly supported by the Trust’s vision that we all learn to live full lives in flourishing communities.

One Minute Guide to our School Vision

Our school vision in action


Year 4 and 5 lending a helping hand in our community by helping to plant trees at Burrator Reservoir.

Celebrating our farming families and learning what it means to live on and around Dartmoor