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Preshute Primary School

Our Christian Foundation

Our Christian vision draws inspiration from the Parable of the Good Samaritan {Luke 10:26-37). In this story, a man is left beaten and robbed on the side of the road. Despite being passed by several religious leaders, it is a Samaritan - someone considered an outsider and an enemy by the Jewish people - who stops to help the man. This parable teaches us that we are called to show love and compassion to all people, regardless of their background or circumstances. Jesus taught us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. By treating each other as we would like to be treated, we can love, learn, and live together, which teaches the foundations of what it means to live a Christian life: compassion, respect, and charity.

Another important Christian value is the commandment to "Love your Neighbour" (Mark 12: 29-31). This means not only loving those who are close to us, but also reaching out to those who are different from us and who may be in need. By showing love and compassion to others, we reflect the love that God has for us and help children to understand and value all beliefs, both in their local community and in the wider world. Jesus’s command “Love your neighbour” is simple but powerful and can be understood by even our youngest children.  

Overall, our Christian values of respect, love, kindness, forgiveness, empathy, and honesty provide a framework for how we should live our lives and interact with others. By striving to embody these values in all that we do, we can help to create a more loving and compassionate world.

The impact of the vision is demonstrated by the dedication of all to do their best for every child. Like the Good Samaritan, they strive to help others.

SIAMS 2024


The name of the school 'Preshute' comes from the Parish in which the school is sited.

'Preshute' is derived from the 'priest's ciete' (or cottage), recorded on documents dating from the 11th Century. It is thought that the 'priest's ciete' was located where St George's Church now stands.

Preshute School was established in 1833 when the local vicar formed a school as the parishioners were considered illiterate. Community expectations are significantly different now. We are a high attaining, rural school with well behaved, articulate children largely supportive, aspirational parents. We aim to nurture our children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally as well as academically to provide strong foundations on which they can become compassionate young people. Whilst enjoying and celebrating our beautiful Wiltshire setting, we also intentionally seek to widen the needs of others, both locally and globally. We equip and enable them to look outwards at justice and injustice.


We enable pupils to develop spiritually, morally and intellectually

Preshute Primary School is a Church of England school. We work hard to maintain our Christian foundation and values so that they permeate every aspect of the life of the school.

The school has strong links with the local Church St George's, Preshute. The pupils visit the church to support them with RE learning as well as to attend services for different events in the school year. 

Our local church community also join us for Collective Worships in school including the 'Open the Book team' and the local vicar.

Working together, we enable pupils to develop spiritually, morally and intellectually according to the beliefs of the Christian faith.

 National Society’s Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools inspects our school every 5 years. Here is our latest report. 

Our latest SIAMS inspection report