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Being a Church of England School

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid and do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 

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.

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:

 

  • The school has a distinctive Christian vision which has supported rapid improvement over recent years.
  • There is a highly inclusive ethos where everyone is valued and well supported. As a result, all pupils flourish, including the most vulnerable.
  • The school is characterised by a warm family feeling which is a key element of its vision. This ensures that there are excellent relationships and deep respect for difference and diversity.
  • Highly effective links with the local church ensure that pupils have good biblical understanding and a secure knowledge of the church year. Prayer, in a variety of forms, is a strength of the school.
  • Good teaching of Religious Education (RE), including high quality discussion and debate, enables pupils to gain a wide knowledge of a range of world faiths.

 

To read the full report, please click on the link below.

Our Prayer Space

Our prayer space 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 Spiritual Garden

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. 

Our Values

Please visit Our Values page on our website to find out more. 

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