All Saints’ CE Primary School is a Church of England Christian community in which we try to live out our faith in everything that we do and teach. We are fortunate to have very strong links with our church and our incumbent, enabling us to benefit from active and engaging Christian education and worship.
All Saints’ School seeks to follow a similar ethos to All Saints’ Church from which we take our name. Both church and school are inclusive Christian communities who seek to welcome and nurture everyone who wishes to be a part of the worshipping community. Together we try to support and nurture all children, staff and parents by providing equal respect and opportunity to everyone regardless of race, physical ability, gender, sexuality or creed.
The age old tradition of Anglican Church schools sees both school and church as a hub for the community whether children or adults, Christian or not. We seek to involve ourselves in community service as a part of our Christian witness. It is by working together with our community and worshipping together in school and church that we are disciples of Jesus.
Worship plays a huge part in the life of All Saints’ School. The Vicar, the Reverend Jonathan Hanley leads Collective Worship in the school on a regular, half-termly basis. We also meet in church for major festivals and monthly for the School Eucharist, to which parents and other members of the school community are warmly invited. The Vicar of All Saints’ is a familiar face around the school and is a school governor. He also meets regularly with the Headteacher and the Faith Group within the school. Our main concern is to teach Christianity in a way that is clear and relevant to today’s world and to encourage children and adults alike, to use the great Christian stories and the great themes of the Christian year to interpret their own lives and their own experiences.
Our mission is not so much to teach children about the Christian faith but to teach them to use their Christian faith in every aspect of their lives as they grow and develop. Hopefully, we do this by example and encouragement. Our aim is that All Saints’ School lives out its Christianity in the classroom and the playground, in school and in church, week by week and year by year, providing a firm foundation for happy, healthy and creative learning and development for every child in the school.