The fifteen church school values underpin our Christian worship and school life:
Creation; Compassion; Endurance; Forgiveness; Friendship
Humility; Hope; Justice; Koinonia; Peace
Reverence; Service; Thankfulness; Trust; Wisdom
There is a daily act of worship, grace is said before meals and children reflect on values they have seen in action at the end of the school day. We have close ties with St Mary’s Church, the worship is Anglican and led by members of staff, our rector Martin Beaumont and pastoral assistant Carol Benton and ‘The Children’s Workshop’ as well as the children themselves. A lively, creative approach includes drama, dance and art work alongside readings, prayers and music. We use a variety of well-known hymns and modern worship songs ably supported by a large number of instrumentalists.
There are four main church services each year namely Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the Leavers’ service in addition to a weekly Act of Worship, ( AOW), in St Mary’s every Friday . These together with yearly Class AOW’s warmly welcome parents and family members.
There are reflective areas in the classrooms and a central worship board where the children can engage in interactive prayer activities and take time to think and ask questions .Every year we hold ‘prayer stations’ in the church which help the children to understand Christian beliefs and festivals in a relevant and kinaesthetic way. Parents are also encouraged to attend these alongside their child.
We have a "Leading Lights" group of Year 6 children who help with various worship activities and who have recently prepared and presented a fantastic Act of Worship on "The Lost Sheep" to Key Stage 1 children.
We were assessed as outstanding in our most recent SIAS Inspection.
Please take a look at our Worship Policy here:
Worship Policy March 19.pdf (211.0 KB)