As a school we are very proud of our Christian heritage and traditions. We work hard to make sure that the school ethos is distinctly Christian and that our daily act of worship is of a 'broadly Christian nature'. As a Church of England school we value the concept of inclusiveness and so not only do we love and care for all God's children irrespective of their belief, background, gender, race or ethnicity but we also have a duty to cater for and meet their needs. In response to this, the school has an ecumenical agreement with the Catholic church in Monks Kirby and caters for our Catholic children with a specialist Catholic lesson one afternoon per week. Close links are formed with both the Anglican and Catholic Churches in the village and both Reverend Jonathan and Father Matthew lead worship in school on a regular basis.
Each half term our worship theme is based on one of these or another value taken from the C of E 'Values for Life' pack. Each class has a reflection 'Prayer Garden' maintained by the class 'Prayer Warrior' to help us focus on the value of that half term. In addition the school has a Peace Courtyard where children can go to be quiet and reflective. School also has our own dedicated Chapel.
Our 6 core Christian values are:
Thank you for all we have done today.
For new things to learn and new things to play.
Please help us to do our best each day
I thank you that I am loved by you,
And that I am important and precious to you,
Help me not to hurt others,
Protect me from bad things,
Let me take and use all of the good gifts you enjoy giving me.
For the food that we eat and those who prepare it,
For health to enjoy it and friends to share it,
We thank you Lord,