Our school is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School and was built by the church in 1857. The church of St John the Baptist is adjacent to the school and is used regularly by us for worship, our Nativity performances, dance, brass tuition, plays, festivals, history projects and a whole host of other activities. The church is a key partner in our school community.
Our vision, ‘Resilience, Passion, Success’, is inspired by the story of Noah and the ark and is underpinned by our motto ‘Fly High’. The pictures here are of our frieze which celebrates the story of Noah and greets visitors on entry to our school. We work together as a community, we respect and value everyone for who they are as Jesus taught us to do. We support each other to help everyone achieve their potential and to live 'Life in all its fullness' (John 10:10).
‘The children are encouraged, through the curriculum, to explore their own spirituality resulting in them being able to question and speak their own thoughts with clarity and developing understanding. RE lessons are well planned and evaluated so that children have a high quality experience resulting in discerning and profound questioning by the pupils. Visitors are used regularly as a resource to support the curriculum which is much appreciated by parents and children.’ SIAMS report September 2014.
“The core purpose of any Church school is to maximise the learning potential of every pupil within the love of God.” (Valuing All God’s Children, May 2014)
Our worship team use puppets to tell stories in worship.
Follow the link below to find out more about our links with our local Christian Community…