Church School Partnership

Being a Church School

 

 

"St Peter's shines like a beacon of excellence, living out its Christian distinctiveness through its vision and values..... pupils and staff  are enabled to flourish..... Strong relationships, underpinned by Christian values, guide each individual to love and respect others..... Creatively, the school is transforming lives.  They teach their pupils to overcome barriers and flourish as responsible young citizens..... There is a relentless focus on the needs of the child."     Church School Inspection March 2020.

 

Our Vision:

 

We are a welcoming, inclusive family with a strong Christian ethos.  We continually aim to be an excellent school where people care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others thing is practical and expect more than others think is possible.  (For our full vision see PDF below)

 

 

Being a Church School is really important to us.  We have been serving the Portishead Community for over 200 years and want to continue to do so many years to come.  Our partnership with Portishead Church of England, and in particular with, St Peter’s Parish Church is active and strong, and enriches the lives of all in our community. In our most recent Church school inspection we were graded as an Excellent Church School.  You can read this report below.

 

We welcome all regardless of faith or belief.  We aim to value faith and encourage reflection on Christian values and tradition within the wider context of collective worship and the whole curriculum.

 

Collective worship is a very important part of each day and we have a variety of different types of events during the week (whole school, key stage, and class).  Please see our collective worship policy for more details.

 

We embed Christian values within our curriculum and also in our collective worship.  Every term, children in each year group consider one of the following values:

 

Belonging

Kindness

Friendship

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Cooperation

Joy

Thankfulness

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Encouragement

Truth

Compassion

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Courage

Patience

Responsibility

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Trust

Generosity

Forgiveness

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Justice

Acceptance

Humility

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Respect

Dignity

Hope

 

 

 

 

We regularly welcome clergy from the parish in to school for collective worship and RE lessons and we regularly visit St Peter’s Church for festivals, RE and other cross curricular events.

 

Please click on the PDF documents for more information.  Further details about how we teach RE can also be found on the Curriculum section of our website.

Easter service at St Peter's church

Bishop Ruth's Visit June 2016 for our British Values Family Day

Class Worship at St Peter's

School Vision and Christian Narrative

St Peter's Opening

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