Church School Distinctiveness
What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, it is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade. Mark 4:30-32
Church schools have Christian beliefs and values at their heart. This means that every child and adult associated with the school is not just important because they are members of the school but because they are seen as unique individuals within God's creation.
Church schools recognise that as well as academic and emotional intelligence human beings also have spiritual intelligence. The spiritual aspects of life will be recognised, and nurtured alongside the academic and emotional needs of all.
Church schools are places where challenge through questioning is encouraged as through this we can make sense of the world, the gift of life and the purpose of our own personal lives.
The purpose of a Church of England school is to offer a spiritual dimension to the lives of young people, within the traditions of the Church of England, in an increasingly secular world.
What differences should you notice?
As a pupil, parent, visitor or member of staff you should find that your church school is as good as any other good school but you should feel that the way the school works is different and distinctive. That distinctive difference will be rooted in Christian values that affect the way everyone is respected.
We enjoy a daily act of collective worship, in many different ways, sometimes as a whole school or key stage or simply with our own class.
We particularly enjoy having visitors to lead our worship such as the Open the Book team.
At start of each collective worship we say our lighting the candle prayer.
We light this candle as a symbol of
Your love shining down on us.
As we see the light reflected in
each other's faces,
So may we remember to carry
this love into our
everyday lives in all our
dealings with others.
We share our Church School Values in school and at home. The links below will take you to information, stories and activities to explore the values together at home.
Our Church School Values
Our School Prayer
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here.
Let the room be full of contentment,
And let love abide here.
Love for one another,
Love for mankind,
Love of life itself
And love of God.
And let us remember that
As many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Lincoln Cathedral - Diocese Carol Service
The children had a fantastic day at Lincoln cathedral for the Diocese of Lincoln church school carol service. Our children were amazing and loved all the singing and worked hard.
Each year we celebrate our Harvest Festival together with a service in All Saints Church. We also collect food items which we then donate to the Sleaford Larder.
Open the Book Collective Worship
Thank you to the Open the Book team who regularly come into school to lead super collective worships.
Easter Church Service
Each year we hold an Easter service in All Saints Church.