Being a Church School
Being a Church SchoolTogether we care, inspire and achieve excellence
Through working together as a whole school community, each perfectly unique individual is nurtured and inspired to live out our Christian values, striving for excellence in all that they do.
“As each one does its part, the body grows in love.” Ephesians 4:16
There’s something special about Christian schools that make them popular with pupils, parents and staff. It can be hard to put your finger on just what it is that makes the difference.
Dr Rowan Williams, when he was Archbishop of Canterbury, explained that the ethos of church schools runs deep: “A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not.”
“It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.”