As a church school, we are distinctly Christian in our ethos and outlook, using the Church of England vision for education as an underlying guide to all we do.

Our school ethos is encapsulated in 3 words : Nurture, Inspire, Flourish

The ethos is underpinned by Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed :

‘Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

(Matthew 13 v31-32)

Nestled in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, we are passionate about the environment, the parable reminds us of this connection. We love our close-knit community but also know the importance of understanding global perspectives to promote respect, celebrate diversity and to be open-minded to change. The parable talks of birds perching in the branches, these birds are different shapes, sizes, colour and will come from far and wide bringing different perspectives; all will be welcomed. Learning at Mordiford opens children’s eyes to the world.

Our vision statement below describes what we hope to achieve for all of our students :

At Mordiford Primary school we treasure each individual, believing that everyone is unique and valued by God. We create a nurturing, inspiring and challenging learning community rooted in Christian values : compassion, respect and love. We provide an outstanding education for our pupils underpinned by a growth mindset philosophy enabling our pupils to be responsible, confident and empowered so they can grow and flourish as young adults.


We create a calm, purposeful, organised learning environment. We concentrate on the positive, supporting individual needs, helping children discover their talents and become focussed, active and confident learners.


We provide an engaging, relevant and innovative curriculum which aims to excite learners, try new things, push them outside their comfort zone, help them develop critical thinking skills and solve problems creatively. We love taking the learning outside and aim to provide breadth and depth in the opportunities we give our children.


We help children to be the best they can be, to lead happy, healthy, well-balanced, fulfilled lives able to discover and make the best of their gifts and talents.