We especially value our close relationship with St. Mary’s church. Members of the PCC lead assemblies for the children in the church each week as well as organising and leading Open the Book assemblies that take place in the school hall.
Leaders of other church communities also contribute to school life. The Baptist Church minister, Mr. James Martin, is actively involved in school life as a parent and a governor. We are very pleased to welcome him into school every Monday to lead our Values for Life assemblies.
The children are involved in preparing and attending special services that parents are warmly invited to enjoy also. These include Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.
Weekly Collective Worship
Each Thursday the children attend the church for a weekly assembly prepared by members of the PCC. This is an important part of enhancing Christianity and St. Mary’s Church to the children of the school. Children have the opportunity to develop their understanding of Christian worship through this close and regular link.
Special Christian Services
Throughout the Christian calendar there is a variety of special Christian services some of which are held in school and some of which are held in the Church, e.g. Christmas carol Service and Easter service. We aim to develop the children’s understanding of Christian services and celebrations through regular visits to the Church.
The children in the choir sing at a special Carol Service held in the church for family and friends and the wider community.
The School often supports the Church in raising money for worthwhile Christian charities, for example Operation Christmas Child.
As a Church of England School we are inspected under the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) framework.