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Christian Distinctiveness

“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.’’

Dr Rowan Williams

Church of England schools offer an education that is distinctively Christian. Although each church school is unique, all church schools share core values based on the Gospel values. Our church school is a place where loving God and loving our neighbours, is lived out in the daily life of the school.

In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

Religious Education at St. Andrew's


As a Church school we are inspected by the Diocese. This inspection is called Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

 Our last inspection was March 2017. The school was judged to be Good  - 'Exemplary links and practice between the vicar, church and school which make a significant contribution to the Christian distinctiveness of this school.'  SIAMS

You can read the full report here: SIAMS Report