What does it mean to be a Church School?

A Good Church School

 

The Church of England's aim is to promote 'life in all its fullness' and they believe strongly that children can achieve their full potential academically by being well rounded in terms of their wellbeing, spiritual, moral and social development.

 



What is being added by being a Church of England school?

Church school's have Christian beliefs and values at their heart. This means that every child and adult associated with the school is not just important because they are members of the school but because they are seen as unique individuals within God's creation.

Church schools recognise that as well as academic and emotional intelligence human beings also have spiritual intelligence. The spiritual aspects of life will be recognised, and nurtured alongside the academic and emotional needs of all.

Church schools are places where challenge through questioning is encouraged as through this we can make sense of the world, the gift of life and the purpose of our own personal lives.

The purpose of a Church of England school is to offer a spiritual dimension to the lives of young people, within the traditions of the Church of England, in an increasingly secular world.

What differences should you notice ?

As a pupil, parent, visitor or member of staff you should find that your church school is as good as any other good school but you should feel that the way the school works is different and distinctive. That distinctive difference will be rooted in Christian values that affect the way everyone is respected.
Our Vision- Reaching for the Stars with Aspiration and Hope is distinctly Christian and responsive to the needs of our community.