Our Church Links
Our school is proud to be a Church of England school. As an inclusive community, we work to support all children - of the Christian faith, of other faith, or of no faith, to grow and flourish.
We strive towards the Church of England's vision of being 'Deeply Christian, serving the common good' through the goal of 'educating for life in all its fullness'.
The Christian character and values of the school have a significant impact on the
spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all learners. The school is keen to nurture the individual gifts and talents of all children through a diverse range of experiences and opportunities.
The school has developed strong links with local churches. All children visit church regularly, for major festivals, the Y6 Eucharist Service and to support the RE scheme of work. In collaboration with the local church, the school hosts regular Sunday services through Messy Church and the church is a regular presence in school through weekly ‘Open the Book’ worship (held virtually during the period of Covid restrictions). The school also participates in local church events and services, making contributions to Christingle Services, Remembrance Events and Flower Festivals. The school has supported these events with music and art. The school has built a strong and fruitful partnership with the church and has provided an opportunity for the school and wider community to share in its spiritual life.
Y6 pupils develop their leadership skills through the Archbishop of York's Youth Trust's Young Leader Award Scheme. Through completing this award, children gain essential leadership qualities for the future, they build self-confidence and it empowers them to serve their local community. Each year, the Year 6 cohort develop and carry out their own project that looks to support or improve our local community, for example, campaigning for safer parking.