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Our Church School Status

 

St. Andrew’s is a voluntary controlled Church of England school.

 

We aim for all our families and children to feel at home here, whether they have a Christian faith, other faith or no faith.

 

This means that the school is part of the Diocese of St. Alban’s, has a special partnership with St. Andrew’s Church and members of the church are represented on our governing body.

 

Our church school ethos is reflected in our work on our twelve Christian Values. Revd. Guy Scott and Revd. Rachel Pennant are regular visitors to our school and lead worship in assemblies. We support church events, such as the annual Autumn Country Fayre.

 

In Year One our children attend a service at the church welcoming them to the church-school partnership. On St. Andrew’s Day we have a whole school service in the church. Our Year Four children lead a Carol Service in the church every Christmas.

 

Our Collective Worship reflects our commitment to our Christian Values and celebrates events in the Christian calendar. Parents are invited to class assemblies during the Spring Term each year.

 

As well as being a church school, we are also an inclusive catchment school, catering for children from families of different faiths and no faith. These are two quotes for our parental questionnaire 2012:

“As Christians it’s good to know it has a strong moral/spiritual element to each day and as a whole school and through the curriculum.”

“Great attitude towards children / families who aren’t Christian/practising Christian – so refreshing.”

 

As a church school we are inspected by the Diocese whenever Ofsted inspect us. Our last Diocesan inspection in 2016 rated us as a good church school.

 

You can read our latest SIAMS Report here.

Our Foundation Governors

Sacred Arts 2015

Here are some of the fabulous works of art produced as part of our Whole School 'Sacred Arts' Day 2015.