Proud to be church schools
All of our schools are proud to be church schools. Each school has a strong tradition of good relationships between pupils and staff and each child is valued as an individual and encouraged to reach their full potential. These values are not only embodied in the Government’s paper ‘Every Child Matters’, they are also at the heart of Christian belief.
Although the school is proud of its Church of England history and links, we do not seek to impose the Christian faith on our pupils. We do, however, encourage pupils to understand something of what it means to be part of a Christian School and all staff are expected to support and develop a Christian ethos.
In practice this means
Promoting Christian values such as love, joy, peace, forgiveness, reconciliation, justice and respect.
Encouraging Children to think of others. This includes promoting fund raising for charities and awareness of issues of poverty and justice.
Teaching children about other faiths and cultures and encouraging them to respect others’ opinions and values.
Giving children the opportunity to reflect and respond to what they learn in ways which enhance their spiritual development.
Assemblies (collective worship) are essentially of a Christian nature and are led by staff members and other Christian leaders. We also benefit from visitors who conduct assemblies on our behalf.
The schools aim to develop the link with the local churches and support the community activities in a variety of ways.