1. About Our School
  2. Why St Mary's?
  3. Christian Enrichment

Christian Enrichment

Christian EnrichmentAt St Mary’s we see Collective Worship as an opportunity for the whole school to share in a broadly Christian act of worship. The participation of children is encouraged and visiting speakers frequently contribute. We value the opportunities presented by working in partnership with the Church. Through our worship and relationships within the community, we reinforce many Christian values such as:

thankfulness, forgiveness, hope, peace, faith, generosity, reverence, truth, perseverance, justice and service.

The planning of worship is arranged on a half  termly basis with  themes reflecting Christian values, community and Rights Respecting Schools' themes, the Christian Year, specific aspects of worship and social/cultural/spiritual and moral issues. The support of the Diocesan Education Centre and St Mary's  church is utilised.

However, parents do have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship if they wish.

We encourage the children to reflect upon the big questions. The school has built a spiritual garden this year - a place where children can spend time quietly thinking, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The children have been involved in designing the garden and it is quite a special place.

St Mary's Primary School underwent a SIAMS inspection by Salisbury Diocese in June 2017 and we were judged in four areas:

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

St Mary's Primary was judged outstanding in all four areas. You can access the report here...

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