We will send the children out, as Noah did the dove (Genesis 8:8-12), having nurtured and prepared them for life. Knowing that they are valued they can fly and take the values of the school out into the world.
’If we live by the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit.’ (Galatians 5:25)
Section 48 March 2022
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As a Church School we have a Christian ethos and strong links with St Lawrence Church in Towcester. Being a Church of England School is very important to us. We serve our community regardless of their faith, culture or belief. We follow the vision of the Church of England and deliver education that shows 'life in all its fullness'.
We regularly attend Church for key Christian festivals and to celebrate both the beginning and end of the school year. Our Foundation Stage pupils perform the Nativity each Christmas and the school is involved in Holy Week. Services led by our pupils for Harvest, Christingle, Christmas and Easter are held in the Church each year.
Parents, friends and members of the community are invited to join our worship at these special times of year. Our pupils also lead an annual Remembrance Service which takes place on the school field, we are joined each year by members of the Royal British Legion who join us in leading the service. Each child makes a large red poppy which is planted on the field.
The children stand amongst the poppies during the service which is always well attended by parents and the wider community. The poppies remain on display on the field for Remembrance Day.
We contribute to the Church Christmas Tree festival each year and involve ourselves with other community groups linked with the Church.
Our community and sense of belonging is very strong, families are invited to join us in our celebrations and services both at school and in Church.
Reverend Paula leads our services and comes into school regularly, leading our whole school Collective Worship and working with specific year groups. We also benefit from a close partnership with the benefice Children and Families Worker, Claire Reetz, who visits school regularly to do a variety of activities with groups of children.
Each month throughout the school year, a different year group is invited to support a Sunday Service in the Church. Clare, the benefice Children and Families Worker joins the children in lesson times to prepare them for the service. They take on key roles including readings, welcoming, leading our prayers and helping with the collection. Our children support the congregation with singing some of the songs we sing in school too. The children enjoy and learn much from the experience and are always congratulated for their positive contributions and exemplary behaviour.