Our school’s Christian ethos is at the heart of all we do. Our distinctive Christian character is developed through every aspect of school life.
We have adopted trust, justice and compassion as our distinctive special Christian values and they underpin the daily life of our school.
Our ethos aims to ensure that every child feels valued, as unique and precious. We foster caring relationships between all members of the school community, characterised by Christian love, kindness, respect and trust, with a mutual concern for each other’s well-being.
Reflection areas, displays and artefacts are a constant reminder of our Church of England school status. We have a school prayer written by the children.
We have close links with St Mary's Breamore and often take the children there for services.
We also are visited by local clergy who lead collective worship.
We were judged by SIAMs to be an 'excellent' church school. Read the full report below.
In Religious Education, we study the diversity of the world and different religious beliefs and practices. We follow the Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight agreed syllabus, ‘Living Difference III’ which encapsulates the key religions represented in the UK. To support us in our teaching of Christianity, we use the 'Understanding Christianity Big Picture Concepts' which ensures progression from Year R through to Year 6.
The Church of England has produced a Statement of Entitlement, which sets out the aims and expectation of Religious Education in a church school - this can be downloaded below.
Withdrawal from RE
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from parts or all of the RE curriculum. We hope however that in the first instance School would be able to discuss with parents their particular concerns.
We believe that RE plays an important part in young people’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.