St Helen's Church
St Helen's Church is our Parish Church
As would be expected, we have very close links with St Helen's. We attend Collective Worship there every other Wednesday, with Vicar Andrew or Graham Sheen, one of our Governors, leading Collective Worship in school on the alternate Wednesdays. We celebrate the main Christian Festivals at Church throughout the year.
Click here for a link to St Helen's Church Website.
Church of England Schools
All Church schools have in their Instrument of Government, an ethos statement. In the Chester Diocese all schools have adopted the following statement, or one very similar:
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the churches at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
However,the school ethos is not something written on a piece of paper. It embodies the values advocated by the school's communities and provides the atmosphere for life in and beyond the school itself. The ethos statement acts as a focus for the unity of values and purpose among the diversity of the members of the school communities. The Christian ethos of a Church school should infuse the whole of the school curriculum and school life.
Our school has a distinctive Christian character, which staff, children, parents and governors work together to promote through our Christian values.
Our values are:
Creativity & Valuing Creation, Faith, Responsibility, Hope, Risk & Challenge, Values of Self and Others, Peace & Love, Joy & Celebration