“Belonging, Serving, Succeeding”
Vision for Banks St. Stephen’s Church of England Primary School
“We actively promote a sense of pride in belonging to the community of Banks. Leading by example, we seek opportunities to serve God by serving others.  We are ambitious for each individual and determined to enable every member of the school community to flourish and succeed.”
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”     Philippians Ch4 v13
Firmly grounded in the community of Banks and the surrounding area; knowledgeable and proud of local history and our heritage. Also encouraging each child’s sense of belonging; for example, to their own family’s religion and ethnicity and also belonging to the Church Community of St Stephen’s in the Banks.
Serving others. Serving the community. Being thankful and appreciative for the service of others to the school and encouraging children to make a positive contribution.
Committed to high standards and determined to ensure children have every opportunity to succeed. Being ambitious for every child and giving them the chance to shine. Enabling every member of the school community, both children and adults, to flourish.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 2020, Year 6 held a ceremony of Remembrance for the fallen soldiers of Banks Village at the War Memorial at St Stephen's Church. The children have been learning about WW2 and its impact on the local community. We are grateful to Rev'd Rebecca for leading the ceremony, to Mr Tom Cropper our Chair of Governors who organised the wreath and to Mr Bill Abram of Banks Brass Band who played the Last Post. The ceremony was extremely moving. 

Every Monday is Generation Club when Mrs Melling and other teachers take a group of children to visit the residents of the local care home. During lockdown we have missed Generation Club very much. We sent a picture with the children's thumb prints on it to the care home, to let the residents know that we are still thinking about them.

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