School Information

Named after the eighteenth century writer of spiritual works, the William Law School is a co-educational, Church of England Primary Academy School. It caters for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

Our Vision

At William Law CofE Primary School, we fulfil our Christian vision through the verse from the Bible, (Matthew 22 v 37-39)  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’   This is the first and greatest commandment.   And the second is like this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’"   Our strap line to support this Biblical verse is, Learning, Living and Loving Together to be the best that we can be. This embodies everything that we aim to achieve and do at William Law. Our vision equally applies to pupils, staff, governors, parents and our whole school community. 

At the heart of our Christian vision are the children. We want children to run into school with beaming smiles; eager and willing to learn.  At William Law, we want the very best for every individual child, so that they can reach their full God given potential. We aim to achieve this through an enriched curriculum that is broad and balanced. Our curriculum prepares them for their future and equips them to become lifelong learners.  This is achieved through encouraging reflection, a growth mindset and teaching them to use their learning powers. The curriculum that we provide is diverse and inclusive. We believe in providing children with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities to build on their education, but also to equip them with life skills including: clubs, trips, residential visits, visitors, Forest School, Come Dine With Me, productions in years 2 and 4, Bikeability and swimming.  

The vision that underpins our values are rooted in our Christian ethos. The values that we develop and encourage are: persistence (endurance), hope, forgiveness, peace, wisdom, thankfulness, trust and service. 

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the William Law School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

The school seeks to give clear expectations about learning, behaviour and performance. A strong emphasis is placed on learning and personal development for all.

The school is a place of learning and self-improvement for all; pupils, staff and governors alike.

All individuals are valued.


Statement of Purpose and Aims

To help each individual develop those qualities of mind, body, spirit, feeling and imagination, that will enable him/her to live a fulfilling life.

We believe that this is best achieved by putting into practice the following aims:

To help children:

  • strive for excellence and enjoy their learning

  • develop self discipline

  • show consideration for others 

To provide a curriculum that:

  • is enriching, challenging, enjoyable and fully suited to all children’s needs

  • enables each individual to acquire skills, values and knowledge necessary for life

  • stimulates a zest for learning.

  • keeps abreast with cultural and technological development.

To sustain a staff team in which members:

  • have high expectations of children’s performance

  • share corporate responsibility for the work of the school

  • are active participants in both school and professional development.

To maintain a Management and Administration that:

  • is efficient and responsive to changing needs

  • facilitates effective communications

  • arranges regular review of the work of the school

  • enables resources to be well used.

To work in partnership with parents by:

  • keeping them abreast of their children’s progress

  • informing them of school events, organisational and educational matters

  • responding effectively to queries and concerns

  • consulting parents in important matters.

To encourage continuing strong links with the local Church and the community.


The School Building

The school caters for up to 630 children [90 in each year group]. It opened in 1987, was extended in 2000 and now has 21 class bases. There is a large hall, which is also Emmanuel Church, a smaller carpeted hall, a purpose built music room, group rooms, a library and several administration offices. There is a large school field and a play park. The play park, which is managed by the Peterborough City Council, is available for school use during the school day.