Our school motto is ‘Always Be Kind’ and this is rooted at the heart of everything we do. As a church school, we believe that our role is to educate the whole child and that the spiritual growth of our children is as important as their academic achievement. Our Christian values underpin our curriculum and we embrace spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our Church of England Ethos Statement
As a Church of England Academy with a historic foundation, Christ Church Primary School aims to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We maintain very close links with Christ Church, the parish and diocese and seek to serve our community by delivering a curriculum that is underpinned by Christian values and nurtures children to help them develop their own spirituality, creativity and curiosity, irrespective of individual beliefs.
We believe that a Church school should be distinctive and inclusive and we aim to foster a sense of belonging to a school family for all our children and staff.
Collective Worship at Christ Church
As a school, there are daily opportunities for collective worship where our values are reflected upon and celebrated. As well as our acts of daily worship, there are regular opportunities to worship together in Christ Church, and the school community are very welcome to join us for these special services. Every Friday, we also hold a Celebration service where we celebrate special events and achievements during our school week and also recognise children’s acts of kindness. Children are also invited to bring certificates from outside school so that we can recognise and celebrate their achievements together. We visit Christ Church for Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services and children lead the worship for parents and the school community.
Church School Report - January 2020
Every five years, we undergo a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
Our latest SIAMS inspection was conducted in January 2020 and we are delighted with the content of our report which identifies the following key findings:
To read the full report, please click on the link below.
iSingPOP is Innervation Trust's (a UK based charity) primary school singing, performing and resourcing project. They give thousands of children the chance to learn a fantastic set of specially written pop songs and perform a fun-filled concert in their local church.
Christ Church has held two iSingPOP Concerts with our most current in October 2023. The children and staff absolutely love it and parental feedback was so positive as it brings together the church and school community to worship.
Our prayer wall allows children to reflect and have the opportunity to pray. We update this space regularly, spending time in class worship to discuss prayer, write prayers and learn how to pray.
Our Worship Team helped prepare special prayer books for each class to use in the morning, lunch and afternoon.
We have a new Spiritual Garden space where we can sit and reflect. This latest display shows our reflections on Children's Mental Health Week. Children reflected on how they have grown as a person, thought about their own mental health and wrote prayers asking God for encouragement.
Each year we host a "Prayer Space" where pupils can visit and interact in creative, reflective activities linked different concepts for example forgiveness, me and others, God, social justice, me and the world. There are usually at least 10 stations they can visit. Pupils, staff and parents can visit and feedback is always wonderful.
Please visit Our Values page on our website to find out more.