St Edward’s CE Academy Cheddleton is enormously proud of being a distinctively Christian school in which we uphold a strong Christian ethos.  Our Christian Distinctiveness is deeply rooted within all aspects of school life.  The promise by Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’ is at the heart of our church school.  We strive to work for the common good of our whole school community through our commitment to ‘Growing Faith’.

Our School  Christian Values

We will teach wisdom, model and expect respect for all. We will nurture compassion, responsibility, courage and perseverance, equipping our children for life in all its fullness as honest adults in our diverse and ever changing world.  We aspire to work collaboratively with our academy, Multi- Academy Trust, local, national and global communities as by…

Learning and Caring Together ‘…they will flourish in the courts of our God’ (Psalm 92:13)

Our values are theologically grounded with clear links to Christian narrative through Bible quotes and stories.  Each class is an advocate for one of our core Christian values and has an inspirational Christian linked to their value.

WISDOM (Reception)

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
(Matthew 7:24)
Story – The Wise and Foolish Builders

                                        Inspirational Christian – Florence Nightingale

RESPECT (Robins)

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”  (Matthew 7:12)
Story – The Creation Story

Inspirational Christian – Thomas Barnado

COURAGE  (Frogs)

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)
Story – David and Goliath

Inspirational Christian – Harriet Tubman


“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  (Colossians 3:12)
Story – The Good Samaritan

Inspirational Christian – Mother Teresa


HONESTY (Spiders)

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”  (Psalm 34:13)
Story – Peter denying Jesus

Inspirational Christian – Martin Luther King


“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Story – The Parable of the Talents

Inspirational Christian – Elizabeth Fry


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13)
Story – The Parable of the Widow

Inspirational Christian – Michael Faraday


We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.