It is the element of 'enrichment’ that defines our school; we are not just a Thinking School, or Sport or a Creative School. We are a school that endeavours to provide the widest of opportunities for all our children and supports them in forging the highest of achievements across the breadth of the curriculum. In doing so we recognise that all children are individuals and we encourage pupils to have a very positive self image and to be confident in their learning.
Our vision for the school is one where an air of Christian love underpins, inspires and enriches all and where opportunities for learning stem from the sound base of Christian values.
What is a Church School
As a church school, St Andrew's aims to develop its religious character taking into account the principles of the Church of England and promotes Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils.
Being a Church of England Primary School means we embrace the following Christian Values. These values provide a focus for our collective worship and a different value will be considered each term. (As each term passes, you may click on each value to find out more information.)
(Although these values may be supported and shared by Christians and non-Christians alike, theological backgrounds and biblical references help to explore what is distinctively Christian about each value.)
The daily act of Christian collective worship plays a central role in the life and work at St Andrew's. It provides us with valuable opportunities to reaffirm our explicitly Christian values and ethos. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other. Through collective worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.
Each year we hold a Christmas Service, a service on St Andrew's Day as well as an Easter Service in St Peter's Church. These services are led by the children with input from the local church. Parent are very welcome to join us for these important events in the school year.
In school on a regular basis we hold an 'Open the Book Service' where members of the community come into school and teach the children about stories from the bible. (please click on the image)